September 10, 2017 / 3:24 PM / 6 months ago

Netherlands PM: Death toll from Irma on Dutch Saint Martin rises to four

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday that the death toll from Hurricane Irma on the Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin has risen to four.

Evacuees leaving the destruction of Hurricane Irma board a WC-130H of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard in St Martin September 9, 2017. Major Sean Boughal/106th Rescue Wing/USAF/Handout via REUTERS

In a first estimate on Friday, the government said that two people had died and 34 had been wounded, 11 seriously, as a result of the storm.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans

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