Haiti: At least 478 people died from Hurricane Matthew, says officials

With the numbers rising quickly, different government agencies and committees differed on the total death toll.

By: Reuters | Port-au-prince | Published:October 7, 2016 7:14 pm
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The number of people killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti rose to at least 478 people on Friday, as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm, officials said.

With the numbers rising quickly, different government agencies and committees differed on the total death toll. A Reuters tally of deaths reported by civil protection officials at a local level confirmed 478 had died.

Haiti’s central civil protection agency, which takes longer to collate numbers, said 271 people died because of the storm. Some 61,500 remain in shelters, the agency said.

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    jugnu Singh
    Oct 7, 2016 at 8:13 pm
    Been to Haiti. It has still not recovered from the gruesome earthquake..it is so tragic that poorer nations always suffer so many causalities. Wish the developed world takes notice.
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    Ashok Mazumdar
    Oct 8, 2016 at 1:00 am
    My condolences for those killed. RIP.lt;br/gt;Modi must speak on this Tragedy to restore his International Image.
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    mathimathi
    Oct 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm
    No one can escape from Nature's fury
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    t d
    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm
    It is really great tragedy for the people of Haiti. The Hurricane Mathew has not only taken the lives of many citizens but made every one homeless. The God's fury at this magnitude may not have happened earlier. I pray and wish the people Haiti to overcome the loss with lot of grit and determination while requesting the International community to lend necessary help for their rehabilitation in this hour of grief stricken people of Haiti.
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