Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM

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Media captionHurricane Maria has hit Dominica and is making its way through the Caribbean

Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says, as the storm hammers neighbouring Guadeloupe.

“We have lost all that money can buy,” Mr Skerrit said in a Facebook post.

The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island.

Earlier Mr Skerrit posted live updates as his roof was torn off, saying he was “at the complete mercy” of the storm.

“My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains,” he wrote after being rescued.

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