Irma kills 10 people in Cuba

 Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana on Sunday.

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  • 10 killed in Cuba after hurricane slams into the island nation
  • Severe flooding, wind damage in capital Havana

Havana, Cuba (CNN)Ten people have died in Cuba as a result of Hurricane Irma, state television announced Monday.

Irma passed over the northern portion of the Caribbean island over the weekend.
    Seven people died in Havana, the capital, mainly from building collapses, the broadcaster reported.
    A Cuban man wades through a flooded street in Havana on September 10.
    The oldest victim was 89-year-old Nieves Martínez Burgaleta, who lived in old Havana. Her body was found floating outside her front door after water entered her house, according to Cuba Civil Defense, which issued a list of all the victims.
    The youngest to die as a direct result of Hurricane Irma was 27-year-old Yolendis Castillo Martines, killed when a balcony fell off a building and onto the bus in which she was traveling.

    Severe flooding in Havana

    Havana residents woke up Monday to a city still without power and some neighborhoods still under water.
    Even though Havana was far from where Irma first hit, the city suffered severe flooding and widespread wind damage.
    Cubans recover their belongings after the passage of Hurricane Irma.
    "The water rushed in and knocked down our door," said Olga, as she took all her soaked belongings out of her house to dry in the returning sunshine.
    All over the city, officials removed debris and worked to restore power.
    President Raul Castro published a column on the front page of the communist party daily Granma, calling for Cuba's "combative people" to unify and repair the damage caused by Irma.