Death toll of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti raises to 100 persons

Homes lay in ruins after the passing of Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Thursday. Two days after the storm rampaged across the country's remote southwestern peninsula, Interior Minister Fran�ois Anick Joseph announced that the death toll in Haiti has risen to at least 108.  (Dieu Nalio Chery / AP)
Homes lay in ruins after the passing of Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Thursday. Two days after the storm rampaged across the country’s remote southwestern peninsula, Interior Minister Fran�ois Anick Joseph announced that the death toll in Haiti has risen to at least 108. (Dieu Nalio Chery / AP)

Hurricane Matthew has left 108 people dead in Haiti, the interior minister has told AFP news agency.

One local official, speaking to AFP, said 50 people had died in the southern town of Roche-a-Bateau alone.

New images from remote and cut off areas in the south-west of the country show scenes of devastation.

The hurricane has again been upgraded to a Category Four storm, the second highest hurricane classification, as it heads for the US state of Florida.

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