Hurricane Mathew kills 11 across Caribbean
At least 11 people were killed and thousands displaced after hurricane Matthew struck the Caribbean, with Haiti being the worst hit. The powerful Category 4 storm has already left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.
Torrential rain demolished a key bridge in the impoverished nation, tore down phone lines and made major roads impassable, with the government warning it is difficult to determine how many Haitians have been injured or killed.
Hurricane Matthew barrels towards the Bahamas after killing nine people and pummeling Haiti and Cuba pic.twitter.com/LUg8m2C4l0
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 5, 2016
— MINUSTAH (@MINUSTAH) October 4, 2016
The peninsula battered most in Haiti has been cut off from the rest of the country, with floodwater running at shoulder height in some places, and reserves of drinking water running low.
Evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people was underway Wednesday in Florida and South Carolina as hurricane Matthew roared closer to the US after leaving a path of destruction across Haiti.