At least 12 people have died in Haiti after heavy rains caused flooding around earthquake-devastated Port-au-Prince.

The floods over the last several days were particularly damaging to tent cities where people have been living following the powerful earthquake in January that destroyed much of the capital.  Water and earth crashed through low-lying areas, damaging structures and scattering objects in their paths.

At least two children are believed to be among the dead.

Aid groups working on earthquake relief have been ferrying supplies to the flood victims. Experts have warned since the earthquake about the consequences of heavy rains on damaged areas.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.