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At Least One Dead As Hurricane Beryl Pummels Caribbean

At least one person has died after Hurricane Beryl made landfall in several countries in the Caribbean.

Thousands of people remain without power or are living in temporary shelters in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and St Lucia.

The hurricane was upgraded to a Category 5 and is moving west towards Jamaica. It is expected to hit south-east Mexico by the end of the week.

Images on social media showed homes with their roofs blown off and residents picking through rubble to salvage their possessions.

After Hurricane Beryl made landfall on Carriacou Island in Grenada, it became clear that several parts of the Caribbean in its path had been hit hard.

“In half an hour, Carriacou was flattened,” according to Grenada Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell.

Meanwhile, Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, said one person had died and that there could be more fatalities.

Earlier, airports and businesses were shut down and residents urged to seek shelter as the storm approached.

BY: YVONNE MORAA

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