Hurricane Matthew kills 900 in Haiti

hurricane-mathewHurricane Matthew, the most deadly storm in a decade, killed nearly 900 persons in Haiti

Days after Hurricane Matthew lashed Haiti, leaving widespread devastation, the death toll nears 900, which clobbered the Caribbean country on Tuesday.

Many were killed by falling trees, flying debris and swollen rivers.With a key bridge washed away and roads impassable, workers have struggled to reach the worst-hit areas.

Government and UN officials estimate that some 3,50,000 persons need help. Matthew, with winds of 105 miles per hour, is expected to move to North Carolina by night.

In a part of Haiti’s southern peninsula, the storm destroyed nearly 30,000 homes and killed 150 people.