Reports: Irma kills at least two in French islands

A French official said at least two people have been killed by Hurricane Irma in French Caribbean territories, Reuters and the New York Times reported Wednesday.

“We’re talking about two dead and two seriously injured for now. Obviously, the situation can change very quickly,” said Annick Girardin, France’s overseas territories minister, Reuters reported.

The Times reported that French President Emmanuel Macron said that it was too early to say how badly the damage is on the islands of St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. But the aftermath would be “harsh and cruel,” he said.

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