Haiti bears brunt of Hurricane Matthew as death toll hits 140

06 Oct, 2016 11:22 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 140 people, almost all of them in hard-hit Haiti, where authorities and rescue workers were still struggling to reach remote areas as the storm powered its way towards Florida.

 

Haiti’s civil protection service put the toll in the impoverished Caribbean nation at 108 dead, with many of them killed by falling trees, flying debris and swollen rivers. The Interior Ministry, a mayor and other local officials confirmed 28 other deaths to Reuters across Haiti.

That included 24 people killed in the coastal town of Roche-a-Bateau in Sud Department and 38 in the department Grand Anse, areas directly in the path of the hurricane. –Reuters





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