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September 21, 2004

At least 556 killed by Jeanne in Haiti

Tropical Storm Jeanne claimed at least 556 lives in Haiti after it rampaged across parts of the country over the weekend, the United Nations Stabilization Missionin Haiti announced on Monday.

More than 500 people were killed in northern city Gonaives in storm-triggered floods, said Toussaint Kongo-Doudou, a spokesman for the UN mission, adding the figure is expected to rise as the water goes down.

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Posted by Tom Troceen