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At least Five dead following Haiti downpour


At least five people were killed and three are missing after a torrential downpour buffeted the capital of Port-au-Prince, the civil protection agency said on Wednesday.

Three people were found dead in the city's impoverished Cite Soleil neighborhood, while two others were killed elsewhere in Port-au-Prince.

In the busy hillside neighborhood of Petionville, 3 people went missing and five were seriously injured when a wall collapsed under the weight of the downpour.

On Wednesday, heavy equipment was rolled out across the capital to clear mud and debris, while officials warned residents in flood-prone areas to remain on alert.

"There are unstable weather conditions prevailing in the Caribbean basin, and rain and thunderstorm activity could hit the country over the next two days," Haiti's civil protection agency said.


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