St Maarten death toll after Irma rises to four

The Coastguard has recovered two bodies from the water near Pointe Pirouette on the Dutch part of the island of St Maarten. No details are known yet about the persons’ nationalities or identities, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said at a press conference on the effects of hurricane Irma.

This brings the death toll on the Dutch part of the island following hurricane Irma to four. One of the victims died of natural causes.