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Tropical Storm Matthew: Teen killed in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 12:08 PM
A tree sits on top of a car in the aftermath of tropical storm Matthew. – Barbados Nation
This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at 12:45 AM EDT shows tropical storm Matthew clearly in view, moving across the Lesser Antilles in a westward direction at 16 MPH.

Several Caribbean islands are now reeling from the effects of Tropical Storm Matthew.

In St Vincent and the Grenadines a fourth form student was killed when a boulder crashed into his home.

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says his government will ensure that the relief efforts after the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew goes well.

Up to late yesterday nearly 300 persons were in emergency shelters.

Gonsalves said other governments and persons from around the region and elsewhere have already contacted him, offering their support and solidarity.

He said he has received reports that rivers have overflowed their banks, others are raging, landslides, and damage to some homes.

Gonsalves, who is in Barbados, said he has been following closely what has been happening and has been in touch with all the relevant persons, including acting Prime Minister, Montgomery Daniel.


Damion Mitchell of The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre speaks with Barry Alleyne, the Associate Editor of the Nation Newspaper.