13 dead as heavy rains trigger landslides in Haiti, forcing planes near Puerto Rico to land elsewhere

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — At least 13 people have died in northern Haiti after two days of heavy rain, officials said.

The majority of the deaths were caused by a landslide in the southeastern region of the coastal city of Cap-Haïtien, according to a Thursday statement from the Haitian Civil Protection Agency.

More than 2,200 homes were also flooded, and there were significant losses of livestock swept away by the Haut-Cap River, authorities said.

Crews were clearing roads in northern Haiti, and more rain was expected in the coming days.

Heavy rains were also reported in neighboring Puerto Rico, forcing at least a dozen flights scheduled to land in the capital San Juan to fly to the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, officials said Friday.

Widespread flooding was also reported in the US territory.