More than 2 dozen dead in Haiti, Dominican Republic after heavy rains batter Hispaniola

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Miami Herald

More than two dozen people are dead on the island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, after torrential rainfall over three days created severe flooding, downed trees and power lines, and devastated crops. At least 21 of the deaths occurred in the Dominican Republic where nine people died in the capital of Santo Domingo on Saturday after the heavy rains caused the wall of a highway tunnel to collapse, Dominican officials said. Another death occurred when a man named José Altagracia Guzmán was swept away by the waters while shepherding cows. The Emergency Operations Center…

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