PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 12 (AFP) -
The death toll from Hurricane Dennis rose dramatically Tuesday, with at
least 40 reported dead in Haiti, 16 in Cuba and more bodies expected to
Dennis lashed Haiti on Thursday and went
on to sweep across Cuba and on Sunday hit the southern United States, where
another five people were killed. One man was also killed in Jamaica.
The degree of destruction in Haiti, the
poorest nation in the Americas, only became known on Tuesday, when the
civil protection agency said 40 people had been confirmed dead, with at
least 16 missing after the storm.