1 killed, 5 in­jured as hur­ri­cane vic­tims re­ceive aid

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): A TEENAGE woman in Haiti has been killed and five oth­ers in­jured when a fight broke out while au­thor­i­ties were dis­tribut­ing food to hur­ri­cane vic­tims.

A state­ment is­sued by the gov­ern­ment on Wed­nes­day says loot­ers ap­par­ently threw stones and conch shells at po­lice and United Na­tions peace­keep­ers, who re­sponded with tear gas and pro­jec­tiles.

It’s un­clear how the 18-year-old woman died and how the other in­juries oc­curred. Of­fi­cials say one per­son is se­ri­ously in­jured.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred Tues­day in the small coastal vil­lage of Dame Marie, west of the city of Jeremie that was ma­rooned for sev­eral days after Hur­ri­cane Matthew hit Haiti as a Cat­e­gory 4 storm.

Au­thor­i­ties say they’re in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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