October 6, 2016 / 11:31 PM / a year ago

Hurricane Matthew killed at least 261 people in Haiti, officials say

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 261 people in Haiti, local officials said, including “several dozen” in one coastal town on a part of the southwestern peninsula that authorities and rescue workers were only beginning to reach days after the storm.

Another four were killed in neighbouring Dominican Republic when the storm hit on Tuesday.

Reporting by Joseph Guyler Delva

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