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Six killed following heavy rains in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Apr 27, CMC – At least six people, including three children of the same family, were killed over the weekend after heavy rains pounded this French Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry.

Haiti rainssIt said that the children, ages two, six and eight, lost their lives when their house in the capital collapsed due to the heavy rains.

The Interior Ministry statement said a 41-year-old adult, another family member also died.

In the commune of Delmas, the rains caused a section of a wall to collapse, killing a 36-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl in a house.

The rain also sparked flooding in the country, with the authorities saying water mixed with waste seeped into more than 4,000 houses in the communes of Port-au-Prince, Cite Soleil and Cabaret, located north of the capital.

The authorities are urging people to exercise caution noting that the weather is not expected to improve until Wednesday.

Haiti is hit by storms every year from June to November but the absence of urban planning means that heavy showers during the country’s first rainy season from April to June takes its toll on the poorest parts of the population.

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Apr 27, CMC – At least six people, including three children of the same family, were killed over the weekend after heavy rains pounded this French Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry.

Haiti rainssIt said that the children, ages two, six and eight, lost their lives when their house in the capital collapsed due to the heavy rains.

The Interior Ministry statement said a 41-year-old adult, another family member also died.

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In the commune of Delmas, the rains caused a section of a wall to collapse, killing a 36-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl in a house.

The rain also sparked flooding in the country, with the authorities saying water mixed with waste seeped into more than 4,000 houses in the communes of Port-au-Prince, Cite Soleil and Cabaret, located north of the capital.

The authorities are urging people to exercise caution noting that the weather is not expected to improve until Wednesday.

Haiti is hit by storms every year from June to November but the absence of urban planning means that heavy showers during the country’s first rainy season from April to June takes its toll on the poorest parts of the population.