Streams, rivers and ravines overflowed causing the casualties and some damage to infrastructure, the government authority said in a statement.
Nineteen fishermen were missing from two towns in the coastal Grande-Anse region of southern Haiti, it said, adding that in the same region 322 people were staying in shelters and 20 people sought shelter in the Nord-Ouest department.
Haiti has been grappling with a heavy rainy season this year and is recovering from Category-4 Hurricane Matthew, which devastated much of the country’s southwest last October.
The impoverished nation is in a hurricane-prone area and is especially susceptible to natural disasters because of poor infrastructure and a lack of government resources.
(This story has been refiled to correct number of missing in first paragraph to 19 not 9.)
(Reporting by Makini Brice; Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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