24 presumed dead in Dominica

(Barbados Nation) – Reports out of Dominica indicate that 15 residents from the southern community of Pointe Michel are presumed dead as a result of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island of Dominica on Monday night.

A resident of the community described the situation there as one of total devastation.

“15 dead, 90 per cent of roofs gone. All movement out of Pointe Mitchel is by foot” he said. The resident said four people had been buried so far and the others were unaccounted for.

The resident said four people had been buried so far and the others were unaccounted for.

“A family of seven was swept down by a ravine and only a grandson body we got. He was buried on Tuesday.” he stated.

Reports also indicate that one female from the community of Stock Farm perished.

Eight more deaths in other communities around the island were also reported, bringing the preliminary death toll to 24.

16 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    September 21, 2017 at 10:07 am

    This is making me so sad ..

  2. Sad
    September 21, 2017 at 10:23 am

    R.I.P

  3. Broken
    September 21, 2017 at 10:27 am

    ………….. ………….
    Tears ,Tears,Tears………
    Only tears…………………….

  4. Patriotic
    September 21, 2017 at 10:38 am

    So tragic and sad.
    With reference to getting around by foot the other option would be to travel on horseback (if horses are available). The challenge though may be to get sufficient grass and water for the horses.

  5. Patriotic
    September 21, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Isn’t Point Michel the area where most of the Toussaints from Dominica originate?

  6. Tio
    September 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Lord have mercy on us all

  7. Boyo
    September 21, 2017 at 11:21 am

    O my God, O my God, it’s hard to breathe, tears, tears, tears. I feel so helpless. Jesus.

  8. Anonymous
    September 21, 2017 at 11:26 am

    So sad rip

  9. Dominican
    September 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Am cry am lucian living in your contry mom inlaw daughter can not hear nothing. I think wellness will pick me up trust me

  10. Anonymous
    September 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Am sad

  11. Anonymous
    September 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    This is heart wrenching

  12. Dominican
    September 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    From Nassau Bahamas. Not heard from my daughter . My mom,dad sisters and brothers. Heart broken. Tears tears

  13. Anonymous
    September 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Sad sad

  14. sha
    September 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Oh my god have mercy on these family who have noway to go its timethe pm get the ball rolling and bring these peopleover here we dont have much ourself but wecan share god is good he never fails.

  15. anonymous
    September 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    God is with this country🙏

  16. Richard
    September 22, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I am trying to find an emergency contact number to help find relatives. Can anyone help please?

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