Storm wreaks havoc in Caribbean, damaging homes and killing at least 20

Villages, communities and homes were ravaged after a mudslide, caused by the heavy rains and strong wind from Tropical Storm Erika, pummelled Montrouis, Haiti, on Saturday. The monumental storm left a trail of devastation in its wake, damaging countl
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Villages, communities and homes were ravaged after a mudslide, caused by the heavy rains and strong wind from Tropical Storm Erika, pummelled Montrouis, Haiti, on Saturday. The monumental storm left a trail of devastation in its wake, damaging countless homes and leaving at least 20 people dead, when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica as it barrelled through the Caribbean. Witnesses in Montrouis reported that one person was killed in the mudslide, but there has been no official confirmation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2015, with the headline 'Storm wreaks havoc in Caribbean, damaging homes and killing at least 20'. Print Edition | Subscribe