Image: Rain in Haiti
Esteban Felix  /  AP
A woman walks with an umbrella at an earthquake survivors camp during heavy rain in Port-au-Princ on Saturday.
updated 2/27/2010 9:53:09 PM ET 2010-02-28T02:53:09

Eight people are dead and two missing after heavy rain pounded the southwest and caused widespread flooding, Haitian officials said Saturday.

Heavy rain fell around Les Cayes on the country's southern peninsula. The civil protection department said a prison flooded and more than 400 prisoners were evacuated.

City delegate Josephe Mary Yves Aurbour said the dead from Saturday's storm include two adults and a child killed when water rushed into their home and carried them into a rain-swollen river.

It's still several weeks before the country's rainy season usually starts.

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