07 Jun '11, 7am

Seven dead in Haiti after torrential rains hit capital: PORT-AU-PRINCE: At least seven people were dead Tuesday

PORT-AU-PRINCE: At least seven people were dead Tuesday after torrential rains slammed the Haitian capital, turning roads to rivers, collapsing fragile houses and swamping the city's squalid camps set up after last year's earthquake. The worst rains to hit the impoverished country so far this year, at the start of the hurricane season, paralyzed the city, with three people killed in the upscale neighborhood of Petitionville, Yolaine Surena of Haiti's Civil Protection Agency (DPC) told AFP. The deaths were attributed to collapsing houses amid the downpour that began Monday evening. Two people also died as rushing waters soaked the downtown tent camp near the ruined presidential palace, and two children were killed in the neighborhood of Christ-roi after their home collapsed, Surena said. Newly elected President Michel Martelly said he was en route to the city's most impover...

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