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Sharlani and her mother Coleen James Headley (Facebook)

Police in the east Caribbean island of St. Vincent say a 2-year-old girl from Toronto was among the eight people who died in a Christmas Eve storm that led to widespread flooding and landslides.

She was identified in a police statement on Monday as Shalarni Headley. The little girl was in St. Vincent on vacation with her mother and two other siblings.

A family friend told CBC News they had assumed Sharlani was dead two days after she was swept away, but it was only confirmed by police when they found her body yesterday.

With files from CBC News