Hurricane Beryl has killed at least eight people in the US.

The storm slammed into south-east Texas and Louisiana on Monday as a category one hurricane.

Officials say seven people died in Texas’s Harris and Montgomery counties, while one more fatality was confirmed in neighbouring Louisiana.

The storm earlier caused major destruction in the Caribbean, where it killed at least 10 people dead.

Beryl has now been downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved inland in Texas and Louisiana.

It also knocked out power for nearly three million people.

Some 2-point-3 million customers in Texas were without power as of Tuesday morning.

Power outages have also been reported in Louisiana and Arkansas.