Torrential Rains Leave Yet Another Mark on Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Friday June 16, 2017 – Haiti has been hit by more tragedy.

Although the impact was nowhere near the scale of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last year, torrential rains on Wednesday left a trail of death and damage in the country.

One person is reported dead and scores have been injured, including five in critical condition.

The heavy downpours hammered Archaie, located north of the capital Port-au-Prince, triggering landslides. Several houses were destroyed.

Officials reported that at least five residents were buried in a landslide, and rescue efforts are continuing in communities hard hit by the disaster.

According to initial reports, five houses were destroyed, but officials fear this is likely to rise.

The disaster comes even as the battered country struggles to get back on its feet following the passage of Hurricane Matthew some nine months ago.

Some 578 people were killed and thousands were injured during the passage of that storm.

Six years earlier, Haiti was struck by a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake, which left the country in ruins on January 12, 2010.

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