108 Persons Killed in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew Sweeps The Island

At least 108 persons have died in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew which passed through the country on Tuesday. Details on the actual deaths were not immediately available.

{xtypo_dropcap}I{/xtypo_dropcap}nterior Minister Francois Anick Joseph announced the figure in the capital on Thursday as authorities and aid workers tried to ascertain the extent of the deaths and damage in the country.

Previously, Haitian officials had said that at least 23 persons were killed as a result of the storm while another 27 persons were injured and three others missing. In addition, more than 21 persons are currently in 152 shelters. 

In addition to the deaths in Haiti, four persons were killed in the Dominican Republic, one in Colombia and one in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

So far, there have not been any reports of casualties in Cuba or the Bahamas which were also hit by Matthew.

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