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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:49 AM
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Floods Kill at least 160 in Caribbean
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A dog walks past a destroyed house in Jimani, Dominican Republic, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Santo Domingo on Monday, May 24, 2004. Floods unleashed by torrential rains swept through the town Monday, killing about 100 people and leaving dozens of others feared dead, officials said. (AP Photo/Walter Astrada)

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 Last updated 6:09 a.m. PT

Floods Kill at least 160 in Caribbean

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


A dog walks past a destroyed house in Jimani, Dominican Republic, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Santo Domingo on Monday, May 24, 2004. Floods unleashed by torrential rains swept through the town Monday, killing about 100 people and leaving dozens of others feared dead, officials said. (AP Photo/Walter Astrada)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Heavy rains have killed at least 59 people across Haiti, radio stations reported Tuesday.

An estimated 59 people were killed near the border with the Dominican Republic, according to Radio Vision 2000. Dozens more were reported dead elsewhere across the impoverished country, Radio Metropole reported.

An Associated Press reporter counted at least 100 bodies on the Dominican side of the border, and rescue teams were digging more out of the mud. Nearly 200 other people were missing and feared dead, National Emergency Commission Director Radhames Lora Salcedo said Monday, hours after rains caused the Solie River to burst its banks before daybreak.

The floods were the deadliest in recent history.

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Bodies mount amid heavy rains
By Peter Prengaman in the Dominican Republic
25may04
FRANTIC relatives dug through the mud for loved ones as a makeshift morgue filled up with 100 corpses in rains that devoured a village on the Haitian border.

Radio stations reported today at least 60 were dead on the Haitian side.

Bloated bodies caked with mud were piled in a hospital's makeshift morgue in western Jimani near the Haitian border. A reporter for The Associated Press counted about 100 bodies but overnight, families - carrying wooden and metal coffins - collected about 70 corpses.

Dominican officials planned to bury uncollected bodies in a mass grave today, said Juan Trinidad Dotel, president of the Dominican Red Cross. Many of the dead were believed to have been Haitians working in the border town but officials had not yet released numbers or nationalities.

Nearly 60 people were reported dead on the Haitian side, according to several radio stations, including Radio Vision 2000 and Radio Metropole. The dead were mostly from towns in southern Haiti, including Fond Parisienne, near the Dominican border.

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