country devastated last week by category 4 Hurricane Matthew.
Mayors and representatives of the central government in the affected areas have revealed over the past few days figures that amount
to 1,332 people killed as Matthew lashed towns and villages with high winds and torrential rain.
In addition, the cholera epidemic has a new outbreak, killing at least 160 people and sickening nearly 300 since the passage of Matthew, according to local officials.
However, the official death toll issued on Tuesday by the civil protection office,
based in the capital Port-au-Prince, was 372 deaths
throughout the country, while the central government’s highest-ranking executive
authority in the Grande-Anse (Southwest) region,
Kedner Frenel, told HCNN that at least 522 people were killed in his area alone.