Marigot, 2017. szeptember 10. Tõbõl kicsavart fák egy megrongálódott épület elõtt a Holland Antillákhoz tartozó Szent Márton-szigeten, Marigotban 2017. szeptember 9-én, a viharos széllökésekkel és heves esõzésekkel kísért Irma hurrikán elvonulása után. A sziget holland oldalán egy ember meghalt és többen megsérültek. (MTI/AP/Amandine Ascensio)

Nine Hungarian citizens are to be evacuated from the island of St Martin which has been ravaged by hurricane Irma, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told a press conference on Monday.

The government is in constant contact with Dutch and US crisis centres which the minister said were at the moment focused on rescuing their own citizens.

Szijjártó said the government was also in contact with a US ship in connection with the evacuations, adding that the Hungarian state would rent a plane in the nearby Dominican Republic. However, infrastructure and communication have been badly damaged by the hurricane, and only military aircraft have clearance to land on St Martin, he added.

St Martin, an Atlantic island that is partly French and partly Dutch territory, has suffered severe distruction by hurricane Irma.

Photo: MTI/AP/Amandine Ascensio

Source: MTI

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  1. Anyone know the names of the people on the island? I am trying to get in contact with Norbert and Kate. They were in our hotel on the island. Thank you

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