Hurricane Matthew Death toll rises to 261 in Haiti

The death toll in Haiti following the activities of Hurricane Matthew has risen to 261 from 178 which was earlier reported.

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The number of casualties caused by fierce storm, Hurricane Matthew, in Haiti has risen to 261 deaths from the originally reported 178.

According to multiple reports, Hurricane Matthew, which is fast spreading to the East of the United States of America has killed 83 more people in Haiti.

The Carribean country has been hit by the fierce storm and even seen to the postponement of the Presidential election in the country.

According to reports, several dozen of people died in one coastal town in Haiti while many others have been killed in the last two days.

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 neighboring Dominican Republic when the storm hit on Tuesday. 

Tagged the strongest storm in recent time, Hurricane Matthew is poised for U.S. landfall in more than 10 years after blasting the Bahamas on Thursday and heading for Florida.

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Matthew, carrying winds of 140 mph (220 kph), was "relentlessly pounding" the northwestern part of the island chain en route to Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The hurricane was likely to remain a Category four storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale as it approached the United States, where it could either take direct aim at Florida or brush along the state's coast through Friday night, the center said, warning of "potentially disastrous impacts."

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