That puts the total regional death toll from the storm at 21. Two people died in the neighboring Dominican Republic after they were swept away in a river.
Some of the Haitians died because their homes fell on top of them.
Haiti is prone to flooding and mudslides because much of the country is heavily deforested and rainwater rushes down barren mountainsides.
Ms. Jean-Baptiste gave the new figures in an interview on a private radio station.
Police arrest ex-boyfriend in dismemberment case
TORONTO — The 40-year-old former boyfriend of a woman whose body parts were found scattered around Toronto has been charged with second-degree murder, the Toronto Globe & Mail reported Monday.
Peel Regional Police Inspector George Koekkoek said Jiang Chunqi was arrested Sunday. On Monday afternoon, police tape surrounded a unit registered to Mr. Jiang in a Scarborough housing complex. Police have classified the case as a domestic-related homicide.
Mr. Jiang was a construction worker of Chinese descent who arrived in Canada in 2002, Inspector Koekkoek said.
Liu Guanghua’s head, foot and hands were discovered in a river west of Toronto earlier this month. A few days later her two calves, a thigh and an arm were found in a creek in eastern Toronto.
The 41-year-old Canadian citizen of Chinese descent, was last seen alive Aug. 10 when she was dropped off at work by friends.
President declines resignations of top aides
BOGOTA — President Juan Manual Santos has refused to accept the resignation of his foreign and defense ministers but vowed major policy changes.
Mr. Santos, who is shuffling his Cabinet as he battles a slumping approval rating, said Maria Angela Holguin will keep her post as foreign minister and Juan Carlos Pinzon will stay on as defense chief.View Entire Story
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