Latin America & Caribbean

Haiti floods kill at least 10 people after heavy rain


Floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 10 people in northern Haiti, officials say.

A mother and her three children were killed when their home collapsed in the northern city of Cap-Haitian.

Officials said 300mm (almost one foot) of rain had fallen in just 48 hours.

The flooding comes just over a month after Hurricane Matthew devastated large parts of the country and killed more than 500 people.

Many neighbourhoods of Cap-Haitien are flooded.

A man died while trying to cross a river in the city of Perches and a woman was buried under a collapsing wall in Port de Paix.

Three people also died in the beach resort Cormier.

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