Haiti agency says five dead from recent downpours
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Downpours in Haiti have caused rivers to burst their banks and resulted in at least five deaths in recent days. Haiti’s civil protection agency announced Thursday that four people have been swept away trying to cross rainswollen rivers. The deaths include a 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old woman whose bodies were recovered by the northern town of Portde-Paix.
The agency says a boy in Anse du Nord also was swept away when his family was evacuating a deluged shack. Caribbean countries have been saturated by heavy spring rains in recent weeks.