Heavy rains leave 12 dead in Haiti
Tue, 19 Oct 2010 02:15:27 GMT
Heavy rains over the weekend have left at least 12 people dead and several missing in the Haitian capital.
Officials say at least ten people were killed in Port-au-Prince on Saturday and Sunday when rivers burst their banks and destroyed houses built in ravines, The Associated Press reported on Monday.
Two children were also killed in a mud slide that hit an earthquake-refuge camp in Carrefour, west of the capital.
The report said that displaced people living in the tent city are strengthening their makeshift homes to cope with the torrential rains.
The national meteorology center issued flash-flood warnings through Tuesday for Haiti's southern peninsula, which extends west from Port-au-Prince.
The impoverished country is still recovering from a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake, which hit earlier this year, killing 250,000 people and leaving millions homeless.