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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 May, 2004, 15:45 GMT 16:45 UK
In pictures: Hispaniola disaster
Flood victims are loaded onto a truck by civil defence workers
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The scale of devastation caused by floods in Haiti and the Dominican Republic is becoming apparent.
A woman mourns over the body of a relative killed in the floods in Jimani
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The number of dead in the two countries, which share the island of Hispaniola, has been climbing all week and is now nearing 1,000.
People from the border province of Jimani in the Dominican Republic move along a flooded road
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People in the Dominican Republic are calling this the worst natural disaster to have affected their nation in the last 100 years.
Boy shelters under umbrella in Fonds Verettes, Haiti
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Emergency officials say more than 13,000 people have been made homeless.
Site of the La Cuarenta neighbourhood of Jimani
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Some communities have been literally swept away by the floods...
View of Fond Verrette
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...or by landslides, like this one which engulfed much of the Haitian town of Fonds Verettes.
Woman stands by remains of church in Fonds Verettes
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Even churches have not managed to escape the deluge.
A woman cries next to the remains of her house in Jimani
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It is feared that many more victims still lie buried under the mud and the wreckage of homes.
Dominican National Civil Defense and Emergency Commission staff preparing to send aid to Jimani
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Some emergency aid is making its way to the worst affected regions.
Children's dolls after the floods in Jimani, Dominican Republic
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But no-one can be quite sure yet exactly what the final toll in terms of damage and human losses will be.


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