One dead, four missing as flooding hits Haiti
(AFP) – One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country under water, officials have said. The floods were caused by heavy rainfall on Sunday linked to a cold front.
One person was killed while crossing a river in the southwestern department of Grand-Anse, civil defense spokesman Edgar Celestin said on Monday. The person accompanying the deceased has not been located and three fishermen in the same region have also been reported missing, he added.
Surprise hearing in Haiti cholera case appeal
In a surprise announcement late last week, the Second Circuit granted a hearing in the Haiti Cholera Case. The hearing will take place today at 2:00 pm, and the lawyers will have had only 4 days to prepare, Opinio Juris reported. While no reasons were given as to why the hearing was granted so suddenly, the speculation is that upon reading the papers, at least one or more judges decided a hearing was warranted.