CARIBBEAN: Death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew keeps rising
By Caribbean 360
October 10, 2016
Hurricane Matthew passed over Haiti on Tuesday October 4, 2016, with heavy rains and winds. While the capital Port au Prince was mostly spared from the full strength of the class 4 hurricane, the western cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie received the full force sustaining wind and water damage across wide areas.
Photo Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH
CARIBBEAN 360 – Days after Hurricane Matthew lashed Haiti, leaving widespread devastation, the death toll nears 900.
After being unable to establish communication with some of the hardest-hit towns, aid is finally beginning to arrive for the affected areas.
Reuters reports that at least 877 people have been killed in the devastating hit by Hurricane Matthew, which clobbered the Caribbean country on Tuesday.
Aid officials have reported that almost 90 percent of some areas of Haiti’s south had been “completely destroyed,” according to BBC News.
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