At least 42 dead after floods hit Haiti

STORY: Over 13,600 homes are also listed as flooded.

In the coastal town of Leogane, located west of Port-au-Prince, in the still waterlogged streets many were foraged for clothes washed away by the flood hidden in the mud.

Leogane resident Phania Cange told Reuters: “I lost a 5-year-old child. I risked losing two children, but God left the other one hanging in a tree. I saved one, but I lost one anyway. My house was swept away by the floods, I lost everything. It's good people who give me clothes to wear, I have no one to rely on.”

At the St. Croix hospital, locals helped wash away the water from waiting rooms and patios. Beds and other objects stood in flooded rooms, while others were laid out in the sun to dry.

The civil protection agency said on Twitter on Monday the death toll had risen since Sunday (June 4) night after floods over the weekend hit various parts of the country, including near the capital Port-au-Prince.