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St. Vincent needs aid after recent storm

St. Vincent needs 'hundreds of millions of dollars' after Christmas Eve storm

St. Vincent needs aid after recent storm

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) -- The prime minister of St. Vincent is saying the eastern Caribbean island will need to consider accepting help to recover from a recent storm.

Ralph Gonsalves told a government information agency Friday that the recovery effort will cost "hundreds of millions of dollars." The aid will be used to repair bridges and river banks that were swept away in a storm that lashed the island nation and its neighbors on Christmas Eve.

He added that Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar promised to help.

Gonsalves made the remarks as he toured the heavily hit North Leeward area.

Official say eight people died and five others went missing in the heavy rains that caused widespread floods and landslides.

Updated : 2021-07-25 02:40 GMT+08:00