Hurricane Gustav Claims First Victim in Haiti

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Officials in Haiti are reporting the first death from Hurricane Gustav — a man killed in a landslide.

Civil protection director Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste says the man died in the mountain town of Benet, in southern Haiti. She was speaking Tuesday on Radio Metropole.

Gustav roared ashore earlier Tuesday with top sustained winds near 90 mph. Heavy rains pelted the area, bending palm trees and kicking up surf along waterfronts of dilapidated wooden buildings.