Hurricane Mathew: Toll in Haiti soars to 340

09:04 AM | 7 Oct, 2016
Hurricane Mathew: Toll in Haiti soars to 340
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PORT AU PRINCE - The death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew has risen to at least 340, local media reports said on Friday.

The devastation in the poorest country in the American continents concentrated in the southwest, which remains cut off two days after the Category Four storm hit.

The storm caused "catastrophic" damage, crushing bridges, forcing rivers to overflow and destroyed twenty nine thousand homes.

The previous official death toll stood at 264.