Tropical storm in Haiti kills 50

21 September 2004 | 14:06 Code : 4288 Geoscience events
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At least 50 people lost their lives and 150 are unaccounted for in Haiti after tropical storm Jeanne swept across the island of Hispaniola that Haiti ...
At least 50 people lost their lives and 150 are unaccounted for in Haiti after tropical storm Jeanne swept across the island of Hispaniola that Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic, a UN spokesman said Sunday.

That death toll is likely to rise, according to Toussaint Kongo-Doudou, spokesman for United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah).

Eighty percent of the town of Gonaives, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of the Haitian capital, is flooded, he said.


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