1 killed, 5 injured as Haiti hurricane victims receive aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) " A young woman in Haiti was killed and five others injured when a fight broke out while authorities were distributing food to hurricane victims, government officials said Wednesday.

Looters apparently threw stones and conch shells at police and U.N. peacekeepers, who responded with tear gas and projectiles as a crowd gathered around a boat delivering supplies on Tuesday, officials said.

It was unclear how the 18-year-old woman died and how the other injuries occurred. Officials say one person was seriously injured.

The incident occurred in the small coastal village of Dame Marie, west of the city of Jeremie that was marooned for several days after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti as a Category 4 storm.

Government officials said they are investigating and have ordered local authorities to help the victims' families.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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