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Dominicans return from Dominica

Nine Dominicans, seven women, a man and a child were brought back to the country yesterday, Monday 2 October 2017, from the island of Dominica that was badly hit by Hurricane Maria.

They were brought back on board a Dominican Armada coastguard ship, Canopus (GC-107 ARD). The ship had capacity to evacuate 15 Dominicans, but only nine fulfilled the requirements for the evacuation.

The ship had traveled to Dominica to bring humanitarian aid, including bottled water, milk, mosquito nets, canvases, and food.

Ramón Darío Puello who had been living in Dominica for eight years, working as a mechanic, said that he was emotionally devastated, with 90% of the island flattened. He also said a Dominican couple he knew had died during the hurricane, and several people were still in shelters as their homes had been destroyed. He said when he left there was no water, no food or no electricity and that they did not have access to food relief.

Isabel Rojas, who had been in Dominica for four years working in a beauty parlor and a bar, said that all she had was destroyed.

Diario Libre reported the Dominicans that were evacuated were: Adelina de los Santos Valdez, Marcia Melina Matos Cabral, Jahisen Bocio Solis, Ysabel Rojas, Ramón Darío Cueto Evangelista, Maria Stephany Garcia Batista, Miguel Antonio Fernández and Yosimarlin Concepción Rivera. These said they had lost all their belongings in Hurricane Maria.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Oct 5, 2017

Category: DR News |

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