Haiti: Hurricane death toll hits 400 as floods clear



THE death toll in Haiti’s hurricane disaster soared to over 400 yesterday as floodwaters ebbed and victims’ bodies were recovered.
The BBC reported that 50 people died in the town of Roche-a-Bateau alone, while in neighbouring Jeremie 80 per cent of homes were destroyed — among 30,000 in the south-western Sud department.
Pilus Enor, mayor of coastal town Camp Perrin, said: “Devastation is everywhere.”
But the death toll from Hurricane Matthew’s 145-mph winds was feared to rise higher in Grand-Anse department to the north.
Officials said that food and water were urgently needed, noting that... read more

 
8 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 33
Source: Morning Star
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