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Irma kills at least 10 in Cuba
    2017-September-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE historic but often decrepit buildings of Havana and other colonial Cuban cities couldn’t stand up to Hurricane Irma’s winds and rainfall, collapsing and killing seven people in one of the highest death tolls from the storm’s passage through the Caribbean, authorities said Monday.

Three more people were killed by falling objects or drowning, pushing the death toll to 10 in Cuba and at least 24 others in the region. It was Cuba’s worst hurricane death toll since 16 died in Hurricane Dennis in 2005.

Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson defended his government’s response to what he called an “unprecedented catastrophe” and promised to increase funding for the relief effort. Britain sent a navy ship and almost 500 troops to the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos islands.

The U.S. Government said it was sending a flight Monday to evacuate its citizens from St. Martin, one of the hardest-hit islands where 10 people were killed.

French President Emmanuel Macron was scheduled to arrive in St. Martin later yesterday to bring aid and fend off criticism that he didn’t do enough to respond to the storm.

India said Monday night that it was arranging for the evacuation of its nationals from the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten hit by Irma. The island of Sint Maarten suffered widespread destruction after Irma made landfall last week and wreaked havoc on the Caribbean islands.

Havana was in recovery mode Monday, with crews cleaning away thousands of fallen trees and electricity restored to a handful of neighborhoods. Schools were closed until further notice. President Raul Castro issued a message to the nation that didn’t mention the deaths, but described damage to “housing, the electrical system and agriculture.”

(SD-Agencies)

 

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