Three killed as heavy rains lash Haiti

April 07, 2021

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – At least three people have died and three others are missing following the torrential rains in Haiti that have caused widespread damage and flooding over the long Easter weekend.

The rains, linked to the passage of a frontal system, lashed the country for the past three days.

“I visited the affected families following the flood in Jean-Rabel. On this occasion, I spoke with the city authorities including the mayoress, members of the civil protection (and) I asked the Prime Minister to issue instructions to the Ministers of the Interior and of Social Affairs in order to come to the aid of some 60 affected families,” President Jovenel Moïse said after visiting the affected families.

The authorities said that two deaths have been confirmed in the commune of Bois de Lance (North) and three other people are missing in the department. More than 1,270 houses were flooded in the communes of Terrier-Rouge, Caracol and Trou-du-Nord.

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