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Haiti floods kill at least 23 people

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Haiti floods kill at least 23 people


A week of pounding rain has sparked flooding and mudslides in Haiti, leaving at least 23 people dead.

Two children whose home collapsed on them are among those killed. Many victims have similar stories to tell.

“The water came down like a waterfall, bringing down houses and killing the people inside,” said Louidor Sharitis, a resident of Port-au-Prince.

Flooding in the capital hit crowded slums and tent camps housing hundreds of thousands of people still homeless from last year’s earthquake. The dirty water could also worsen the cholera outbreak Haiti is grappling against.

With the Atlantic hurricane season barely underway, flooding has also been reported in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the US Virgin Islands.

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