Matthew death toll rises above 340

Matthew death toll rises above 340

World October 7, 2016 05:42

- PORT-AU-PRINCEHet death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew has risen to 339. On Thursday the number still 140 deaths. In the neighboring Dominican Republic were unfortunate four dead.

Sources in Haiti declaring that have been recovered numerous dead and that a remote coastal town could now be reached only by the rescue workers. There, dozens were found dead. It is expected that the death toll is still running because the emergency services can not get anywhere.

Haiti this week hit hard by the hurricane, which brought winds of 230 kilometers per hour. Many people lost their lives by omwaaiende trees, flying debris and rivers burst their banks. The north coast of the peninsula has been severely affected. In the regional capital Jérémie would be 80 percent of the houses have been destroyed.

Matthew approaches Florida and the state of emergency has been in force in Florida and South Carolina.

Public life on the east coast of Florida Friday will be partly to lie still because of the passage of the hurricane. Walt Disney World throughout Friday remains closed because of the storm. The parks Universal Orlando and SeaWorld do not open.

Airlines have now deleted 2500 flights. The airports in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando are also expected to close.

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