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Landslides kill several Haitians

May 3, 2024

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – At least 12 people have been reported dead following the torrential rains that drenched Cap-Haitien for several days causing widespread floods and landslides, the authorities have confirmed.

The Municipal Commission of Cap-Haitien in expressing its “deep sadness” and condolences to the families of those killed, said that in one instance at least 11 people lost their lives in Labori, a shantytown not far from Barrière Bouteille in a landslide which destroyed three houses.

It said rescue teams and residents are continuing to search through the mud and rubble and that another person died in Rival in another landslide.

”The Municipality calls on residents to remain vigilant and follow the safety instructions issued by the Civil Protection authorities and recommends avoiding all unnecessary travel in areas at high risk of landslides,” it said.

The Municipal Commission said it is fully mobilised to assist those affected and coordinate relief efforts and is continuing to work in collaboration with the various emergency services and local organisations to overcome this tragedy.

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