Hurricane Gustav Kills 5 People in Haiti

Fouye - August 27 2008, 11:12 AM

AFP Reports: At least five people died and seven were injured in southeast Haiti as roofs flew off houses and electricity pylons were ripped away by violent winds, authorities said late Tuesday.

"Two people died in the southeast when their houses collapsed," Alta Jean-Baptiste, director of Haiti's civil protection office, told AFP.

Two others died and seven were seriously injured in an explosion in a house thought to be linked to the storm, said Jean Michel Sabbat, a local official.

One other person died in unclear circumstances.


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