September 10, 2017 / 6:10 PM / 6 months ago

France's Macron will travel to Saint Martin on Tuesday

PARIS (Reuters) - French president Emmanuel Macron will travel to the battered Dutch-French island of Saint Martin on Tuesday following the passage of hurricane Irma and fellow storm Jose.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a business forum with French and Greek businessmen at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Louisa Gouliamaki/Pool

“Emmanuel Macron will leave to Saint Martin on Tuesday morning with goods and reinforcements,” French interior minister Gerard Collomb told journalists on Sunday after a meeting with Macron at the Elysee palace in Paris.

According to a provisional death toll, Irma killed 10 people in the French part of Saint Martin and in nearby island of Saint Barthelemy. Seven people are still reported missing.

Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Catherine Evans

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