Friday, October 7, 2016

Haiti death toll hits 842 and is expected to rise

Haiti death toll hits 842 and is expected to rise

Hurricane Matthew's death toll in the Caribbean has climbed to nearly 900 people, mostly in Haiti.

That number is expected to go up once communication is established with remote parts of the island.

Days after Hurricane Matthew moved away from Haiti, the number of people killed continues to rise in the hundreds as villages are reached by aid and rescue workers for the first time since the storm hit.

Patients filled rural clinics with varying ailments, including broken bones, which have yet to be treated since the storm hit on Tuesday.

With more than 300,000 homeless, food is limited and it is believed at least seven people have died of cholera, Reuters reported.

This is likely due to flood water mixing with sewage.

Authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years.

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