At least 4 dead in Haiti from cold front’s rains

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian officials say at least four people died over the weekend from sporadic rains that have drenched the Caribbean country and flooded homes.

A statement from Haiti’s Interior Ministry on Monday says the dead include two men swept away by floodwaters. A couple was killed when a wall collapsed on them.

The ministry puts the number of flooded houses at roughly 2,680. They say those homes are mostly in Nippes department, along Haiti’s vulnerable south-western peninsula.

10 killed in vehicular accident in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – At least 10 people were killed and several others injured after two trucks collided over the weekend, the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC).

It said that the accident on Friday night occurred when one of the trucks, trying to avoid a vehicle that had broken down, crashed into the second carrying mostly “madan-sara” (hucksters) with their goods, and overturned.

A statement issued by the National Ambulance Centre (CAN) said 10 people were killed instantly and that many others were injured and are in a critical condition.

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