September 7, 2017 / 7:52 AM / 10 months ago

Hurricane Irma kills at least eight in Saint Martin - minister

PARIS (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed on the Franco-Dutch Caribbean island of Saint Martin by hurricane Irma, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Thursday.

General view of half-submerged vehicles, boats and debris in the flooded harbour as Hurricane Irma hits the French island territory of Saint Martin September 6, 2017, in this video grab made from footage taken from social media. Mandatory credit RCI GUADELOUPE/Handout via REUTERS

Collomb said the toll was likely to rise in the coming hours.

Reporting by Matthias Blamont, Jean-Baptiste Vey; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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