Haiti agency says five dead from re­cent down­pours

Cape Breton Post - - World -

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.

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