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Haiti flooding death toll rises
A woman carries her belongings after heavy rains flooded the town of Cabaret in Haiti
Floods caused devastation in Cabaret, north of the capital
Flooding in Haiti caused by several days of torrential rain has left at least 20 people dead, officials say.

Twenty-three bodies were recovered from the town of Cabaret, which was inundated by flooding, Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime said.

Floods and mudslides across the country have damaged farmland and left hundreds of people homeless.

Efforts are being made to evacuate people from villages in dangerous areas, civil defence agencies say.

Efforts were underway to provide food and water and shelter to people in Cabaret, Mr Bien-Aime said.

Aid operations have been hampered by poor communication links and infrastructure.

Heavy rains have also affected other countries in the Caribbean, including Cuba and Jamaica.

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