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Last updated: 05 November, 2010 - Published 12:59 GMT
 
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St Lucia slammed by Tomas
 

Tomas St Lucia

At least 14 people have been killed by Hurricane Tomas in St Lucia. BBC News website reader Cuthbert Nathoniel sent in these pictures including this one taken outside Sufriere Hospital.

Tomas St Lucia

Cuthbert said: "The road along the front of the hospital is totally eroded by the river after overflowing its bank. Accessing the hospital is made possible by the erection of a wooden walkway across the eroded road."

Tomas St Lucia

He said trees and branches have been brought down by the overflowing river, here finally resting along the river bank.

Tomas St Lucia

People salvage what they can from the wreckage of their home in the aftermath of Tomas.

Tomas St Lucia

Here a steam has flooded a road. It was used by residents to clean any possessions they they were able to salvage.

Tomas St Lucia

Uprooted trees rest precariously o buildings. Cuthbert said: The old playing field nicknamed Old Trafford is akin to a landfill, courtesy of a raging river."

Tomas St Lucia

Boats which were pulled up to avoid surging waves were not safe from the destruction of inland water.

Tomas St Lucia

Hurricane Tomas had made the roads almost impassable. A heavy-duty road grader is buried in the rubble outside Sufriere hospital.


 
 
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