Emergency services officials in Haiti said Monday that the death toll from Hurricane Sandy has risen to 51.

They said that 15 people went missing and 16 were injured in the storm, which also lashed Cuba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

Twenty of the fatalities were in Ouest province, which includes Port-au-Prince.

Haitian authorities said they are waiting for the arrival of humanitarian aid from Venezuela.

The regions most affected were the south and west, where many communities remain cut off due to the destruction of roads and bridges, the authorities said.

Press sources also said that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe flew over the damaged region in a helicopter to assess the situation and draw up a better report of the damages. EFE