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Sushma Swaraj: Evacuation of Indians from hurricane Irma hit Sint Maarten a priority

Sint Maarten, that is jointly administered by France and the Netherlands, was directly in hurricane Irma’s path. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had said on Monday that the evacuation of Indian nationals from Sint Maarten was a priority


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Sushma Swaraj: Evacuation of Indians from hit Sint Maarten a priority

Sushma Swaraj: Evacuation of Indians from hit Sint Maarten a priority

New Delhi :  

The Indian government evacuated more than 100 Indian and Indian-origin people on Tuesday from the hurricane Irma-hit Sint Maarten and brought them to the Caribbean island of Curacao on a special flight.

“The special flight chartered by the government of India just arrived in Curacao with 110 Indian and Indian-origin evacuees from Sint Maarten,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had said on Monday that the evacuation of Indian nationals from Sint Maarten was a priority. Sint Maarten, that is jointly administered by France and the Netherlands, was directly in hurricane Irma’s path. The island suffered widespread destruction after the storm made landfall last week and wreaked havoc on the Caribbean islands.

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First Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 02:39 AM
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