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AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA => Haiti => Topic started by: Ayinde on September 23, 2004, 09:42:34 AM

Title: Haiti Storm Death Toll Could Reach 2,000
Post by: Ayinde on September 23, 2004, 09:42:34 AM
Death Toll From Haiti Floods Tops 1,070 and Could Double, As Health Concerns Worry Officials

Workers dug new mass graves for corpses that still littered this flood-ravaged city Thursday as the death toll from Tropical Storm Jeanne rose to more than 1,070 and residents grew increasingly agitated from a lack of food and drinkable water.

Health workers feared an epidemic from the unburied bodies, raw sewage in drinking water and infections from injuries. About 250,000 were left homeless in Haiti's northwest province, which includes the port of Gonaives, from the weekend storm.

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