Hurricane Matthew’s death toll in the Caribbean has climbed to nearly 900 people, mostly in Haiti. That number is expected to go up once communication is established with remote parts of the island. Days after Hurricane Matthew moved away from Haiti, the number of people killed continues to rise in the hundreds as villages are reached by aid and rescue workers for the first time since the storm hit.
Authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country’s biggest disaster in years. The central government’s official death toll stood at 283 on Friday but changed that number by 1pm to more than 800 people. However, authorities doing work the on-ground assessment in the remote corners of the southwestern peninsula said it would likely be significantly higher when the full accounting was complete. READ MORE