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Haiti death toll continues climb, approaches 900

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 12:11 PM
Residents carry a coffin containing the remains of a pregnant woman, a victim of Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, Haiti, on Friday.

The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Mathew has climb to almost 900.

There are fears that numbers could continue to climb as rescue workers have not yet reached some of the areas hardest hit by the powerful storm.

Aid officials are also reporting that in some areas up to 90 per cent of the infrastructure have been destroyed.

According to the BBC, aid workers have reported that parts of Haiti's south coast are now facing complete destruction.

Hurricane Matthew has now made landfall in the state of South Carolina after battering parts of Florida in the United States yesterday.

The US National Hurricane Center has downgraded it to a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds down to 75 miles per hour.