Heavy rains trigger landslide killing 13 in Haiti

May 4, 2024 by No Comments

At least 13 people died in following two days of heavy rains, officials said.The majority of the deaths were caused by a landslide in the southeastern region of the coastal city of Cap-Haitien, according to a Thursday statement by Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency.More than 2,200 homes also were flooded, and there were significant losses in livestock swept away by the Haut-Cap river, authorities said.Crews were clearing roads across northern Haiti, with additional rain expected in upcoming days.Heavy rains also were reported in neighboring , forcing at least a dozen flights scheduled to land in the capital of San Juan to reroute to the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, officials said Friday. also was reported in the U.S. territory.