Rescuers on Tuesday pulled 16 people out alive from rubble in the southern region, three days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the area, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection agency.
Nine dead bodies were also removed from collapsed structures around various areas, the agency added in a Twitter post Tuesday. Officials have yet to provide the identities of the victims.
The announcements came after rescue workers returned to their efforts, battling the rains and flooding caused by Tropical Depression Grace, which began passing through the region late Monday.
Seaside towns in the South — such as Jacmel, Les Cayes and Marigot — are experiencing flooding.
Officials have yet to announce how much total damage Grace has caused so far. But 1,428 people died from the earthquake, more than 6,900 people are injured and at least 2,800 homes have been destroyed, according to Civil Protection.
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