Saturday, October 8, 2016

900 Feared Dead In Haiti

Nearly 900 people are known to have been killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, with aid officials saying up to 90% of some areas has been destroyed. 

Some of the hardest-hit towns are yet to be reached by land, and there are fears more bodies will be found.

Parts of Haiti's south had faced "complete destruction", said one aid workers. 

The Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal for $6.9m (£5.6m) "to provide medical, shelter, water and sanitation assistance to 50,000 people".

Hurricane Matthew is now heading towards South and North Carolina in the US, having battlered Florida on Friday. 

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