Wife of murdered Haitian president dies in hospital of wounds

The wife of assassinated President of Haiti Jovenel Moise has died of her wounds in hospital. This was reported on Wednesday, July 7, by the television channel TeleSUR.

“The wife of Haiti’s president <...> Martin Moise also died of her wounds in the attack on [the president’s] residence,” the report said.

Haiti’s president, who has led the state since 2017, was fatally wounded in an attack by unknown assailants on his residence earlier in the day. It is specified that the attack was carried out by a group of unknown assailants on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.

News portal Juno7 reported that the situation in the country is under the control of the Haitian National Police and the Haitian armed forces. Authorities are taking all necessary measures to guarantee the continuity of the state and protect the nation, the story said.

However, according to the local newspaper Diario Libre, Toussaint Louverture International Airport, the main airport of Haiti, was closed after the assassination of the President. In addition, the publication noted that the Dominican Republic has closed its border with Haiti.