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Indians evacuated from hurricane-hit Sint Maarten

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 100 Indian and Indian-origin people were today evacuated from the hurricane Irma-hit Sint Maarten and brought to the Caribbean island of Curacao on a special flight chartered by the Indian

"The special flight chartered by the of just arrived in Curacao with 110 Indian and Indian-origin evacuees from Sint Maarten," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.


External Affairs Minister had said yesterday that the evacuation of Indian nationals from Sint Maarten was a priority.

Sint Maarten, that is jointly administered by France and the Netherlands, was directly in hurricane Irma's path. The island suffered widespread destruction after the storm made landfall last week and wreaked havoc on the Caribbean islands.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 02:13 IST
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