BBC- At least 15 people are dead and 20 others are missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria, the Caribbean island’s prime minister has said.

It was a miracle that the death toll was not in the hundreds, PM Roosevelt Skerrit tearfully told a local television station.

He added the island is “going to need all the help the world has to offer”.

Hurricane Maria ripped through Dominica as a category five storm late on Monday, damaging hundreds of homes.