Ten dead, three missing in Haiti rain

Ten people have been killed and three others are missing after heavy rains battered Haiti, which is still struggling to rebuild after a devastating January earthquake, officials say.

Among the eight bodies found in the streets of the capital after several days of heavy rains were a two-year-old girl and an 11-month-old baby, the head of the civil protection unit Nadia Lochard said on Monday.

She added that it seemed the eight people had been killed when a large pile of sand gave way, burying them. The bodies were then washed down the street.

Two other bodies were found in the district of Fontmara, outside the city, the site of a large camp sheltering those who lost their homes in the January 12 quake.

Three people were still missing in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

The quake measuring 7.0 ravaged Port-au-Prince in January, killing more than 250,000 Haitians and leaving 1.2 million still homeless in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

AP photo by Ramon Espinosa.

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