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Dominica prime minister says 20 dead following 'Erika'

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Dominica's prime minister says 20 people have died and the island has been set back 20 years in the damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Erika.


   Roosevelt Skerrit said in a televised address late Friday that hundreds of homes, bridges and roads have been destroyed.


   He said authorities still have not been able to reach some communities cut off by landslides, mudslides and flooding.


   Tropical Storm Erika dumped 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain on the mountainous island and unleashed destructive flooding.

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