Tamil Diplomat

Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster

The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew has soared to 283, the government says. Some 50 people were reported to have died in the southern town of Roche-a-Bateau alone.

The peninsula’s main city, Jeremie, saw 80% of its buildings levelled. In Sud province 30,000 homes were destroyed. The hurricane has again been upgraded to a Category Four storm, the second highest hurricane classification, as it heads for the US state of Florida.

The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew has soared to 283, the government says.Some 50 people were reported to have died in the southern town of Roche-a-Bateau alone. The peninsula’s main city, Jeremie, saw 80% of its buildings levelled. In Sud province 30,000 homes were destroyed. The hurricane has again been upgraded to a Category Four storm, the second highest hurricane classification, as it heads for the US state of Florida.(BBC,2016)