VIDEO: Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Rises To 283 In Haiti, More People Feared Dead

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ABOVE VIDEO: The death toll from Hurricane Matthew rose to at least 283 in Haiti, an emergency official told Reuters on Thursday, as rescue workers started getting a closer look at the extent of the devastation across the Caribbean nation.

(FOX NEWS) – The death toll from Hurricane Matthew rose to at least 283 in Haiti, an emergency official told Reuters on Thursday, as rescue workers started getting a closer look at the extent of the devastation across the Caribbean nation.

The number of dead included “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, officials told the news agency.

The storm killed four other people in the neighboring Dominican Republic, the news agency added, reporting that many in Haiti were killed by falling trees.

As the weather began calming, convoys and helicopters have begun venturing to marooned corners of the country to assess the damage and determine how to help thousands of people who lost homes, livestock and crops.

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