Official: 470 dead in 1 district of Haiti's southwest

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JEREMIE, Haiti - At least 470 people have died in one district of Haiti's hard-hit southwest region as authorities slowly reach marooned areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, a civil defence official said Saturday.

Fridnel Kedler, co-ordinator for the Civil Protection Agency in Grand-Anse, told The Associated Press that officials still have not been able to reach two communities in that department three days after the Category 4 storm hit.

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