Mzansi Afrika

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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Yikes!!

While the world's media remains fixed on terrorism and Iraq the death toll in Haiti and the Dominican Republic continues to rise.

More than 800 people were believe dead Thursday as a result of floods devastating the southern border shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The death toll on the Haitian side appears to have surpassed those of its Dominican neighbor, with 571 reportedly killed by the floods. In the southern Dominican town of Jimani, near a river that burst its banks earlier this week, 300 are confirmed dead, though hundreds more remain missing. (More)

Reuters puts the death toll at closer to 2000.

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