Deadly Flooding Blocks Roadway in Haiti's Leogane

At least 15 people were killed and eight were missing amid flooding in Haiti as of June 4, Haiti’s Civil Protection agency confirmed.

One of the hardest hit areas was Leogane, a city west of Port-au-Prince, where local reports said at least eight people were killed and a hospital was flooded.

Video filmed by Bilal Al Habashi on June 3 shows floodwaters rushing along a roadway as people stand on either side.

“Many people they lost their houses, they lost their life. So, we cannot even cross [to] the other side,” Al Habashi says in the video. Credit: Bilal Al Habashi via Storyful

Video transcript

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]. Currently, I'm in the city of Leogane, where there's a major flood. As you can see, I'm live here. Many people, they lost the houses, they lost their lives. So we cannot even able to cross the other side, people they lost their garden. This is what's going on here.


This is the situation.


There were women here, all this [INAUDIBLE]. We have one Muslim family in this area, many Muslim, not one Muslim family, sorry, because we have a masjid here. So we come here to visit our brothers and sisters. But unfortunately, it's very difficult for us to cross over.

People don't know how they will be able to make it. This is the situation that we are living now. And we don't know what will happen.


- Many people-- all this room, they are flooded, all this room, as you can see.


- We came here to try to see how we can assist some people [INAUDIBLE] beneficial for others. So we don't know. [INAUDIBLE] to make it easy for these people, bring relief for them.