Haiti death toll jumps as receding waters reveal more bodies

LES CAYES, Haiti - Haiti"s death toll jumped late Thursday after rescue crews began reaching remote corners cut off when Hurricane Matthew slammed into the country"s southwest peninsula, the first Category 4 storm to hit Haiti in more than a half century.

At least 283 people died in just one part of Haiti"s southwest, the region that bore the brunt of the storm, Emmanuel Pierre, an Interior Ministry co-ordinator in Les Cayes, told The Associated Press.

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