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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.
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.
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.