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Hurricane Matthew's Wrath: Scenes of Devastation in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in its rampage through Haiti earlier this week.

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Sadame, right, removes mud from his home damaged by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti, on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The number of deaths in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, surged to at least 842 on Friday as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm, according to a Reuters tally of death tolls given by officials.

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A girl walks on a beach Saturday next to debris from the hurricane in Jeremie.

The city lies on the western tip of Haiti and suffered the full force of the category 4 storm.  

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Image: A relative cries before the funeral of Anne Dit Trozitha Zamore, who died during Hurricane Matthew, in Chantal, Haiti

A relative cries Saturday before the funeral of Anne Dit Trozitha Zamore, killed in the hurricane, in Chantal, Haiti.
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Image: Friends and relatives attend the funeral of Anne Dit Trozitha Zamore, who died during Hurricane Matthew, in Chantal, Haiti

Friends and relatives attend the funeral Saturday of Anne Dit Trozitha Zamore in Chantal.
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A man carries sheets of zinc to rebuild his house's destroyed roof in Chantal on Friday.
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Image: A helicopter flies over destroyed houses after Hurricane Matthew passes Jeremie

A helicopter flies over destroyed houses Friday in Jeremie.
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A man bikes past destroyed buildings Friday in Jeremie.
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Image: Women carry their belongings as a helicopter flies in the sky, after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie

Women carry their belongings as a helicopter flies overhead Friday in Jeremie.
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Debris covers Jeremie on Oct. 6.

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Image: People walk on a street next to destroyed houses after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie

People walk on a street next to destroyed houses in Jeremie on Oct. 6.

Matthew smashed through Haiti's western peninsula on Tuesday with 145 mph winds and torrential rain. 

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Saintanor Dutervil stands with his wife in the ruins of their home destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 6.

 

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Image: Men carry a coffin after Hurricane Matthew hit Cavaillon, Haiti

Men carry a coffin after Hurricane Matthew hit Cavaillon, Haiti, on Oct. 6.

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Saint Anne church lays totally destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Camp Perrin, a district of Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 6.

With cellphone networks down and roads flooded by sea and river water, aid has been slow to reach hard-hit areas in Haiti.

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Image: A girl walks in a flooded area after Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes

A girl walks in a flooded area of Les Cayes on Oct. 5.

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People search the destruction in Jeremie on Oct. 6.

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A man carries a woman across a river at Petit Goave, where a bridge collapsed during rains from Hurricane Matthew, southwest of Port-au-Prince, on Oct. 5.

Haiti has been beset by disaster for many years. In addition to hurricanes, the island was rocked by a catastrophic earthquake in 2010 that killed more than 220,000 people. 

PHOTOS: Hurricane Matthew Lashes the Caribbean

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