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Hurricane Irma aftermath: Over 110 Indians evacuated from Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten was directly in the path of category 5 hurricane that lashed parts of the US and the Caribbean islands

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Hurricane Irma surges towards US; Florida evacuated
The grey Miami skyline before the arrival of Hurricane Irma, on Friday. Photo: Reuters

As many as 110 Indian and Indian-origin persons have been evacuated from the Hurricane Irma-hit island and brought to the Island of Curacao on a special chartered flight, the government said.

"The special flight chartered by the Government of India just arrived in Curaçao with... evacuees from Our Ambassador to Venezuela Rahul Srivastava accompanied the group...," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet on Tuesday night.

In a series of tweets along with pictures Kumar said the Indian community in Curaçao received those evacuated.

is jointly administered by France and the Netherlands. It was directly in the path of category 5 hurricane that lashed parts of the US and the islands.

Widespread destruction was reported after the storm made landfall last week and wrecked havoc.

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 13:41 IST
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