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Haiti: Death toll nears 900 due to Hurricane Matthew, cholera outbreak

Death Toll Due To Destruction Caused By Hurricane Matthew In Haiti Reached 877 On Friday. Tens Of Thousands Are Left Homeless And There Is A Serious Medical Emergency Due To Outbreak Of Cholera.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 08 Oct 2016, 10:03:58 AM
Hurricane Matthew (file photo)

New Delhi:

Death toll due to destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti reached 877 on Friday. Tens of thousands are left homeless and there is a serious medical emergency due to outbreak of Cholera.

The winds and rains flooded thousands of homes and damaged schools, businesses, roads and bridges.

More than 29,000 homes were destroyed in southern Haiti alone. Some 80 per cent of the buildings in Jeremie, the capital of the southern department of Grand’Anse, with about 30,000 inhabitants, were destroyed, according to Jean-Michel Vigreux, director of the NGO Care Haiti.

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First Published : 08 Oct 2016, 09:49:00 AM

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