Hurricane Maria claims seven lives in Dominica

The number of people killed in Dominica, as a result of hurricane Maria stands at seven.

This was confirmed in a statement from Hartley Henry, who is the  Adviser to  Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

It also stated that Mr. Skerrit  feared  the number will rise, as recovery efforts progress.

The Prime Minister is expected to tour the rural communities, which have been pretty much cut off from the capital Roseau, today. The information from his Adviser

According to Mr. Henry, people were walking 10 to 15 miles to the capital to make reports of damage to their properties. He added that  urgent helicopter services were  needed to take food, water and other essentials to outer districts.

The Prime Minister’s advisor also notes that the main hospital and hurricane shelters are severely damaged.