(FOX NEWS) The number of people killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti surged on Friday to 842, local officials told Reuters, as help slowly trickled into marooned areas of the country's southwestern peninsula pummeled by the powerful storm.
Officials say they expect the number of deaths to increase, with isolated areas reporting higher numbers. Most deaths are believed to have occurred in the southwest region.
"Devastation is everywhere," said Pilus Enor, mayor of Camp Perrin, a town near the port city of Les Cayes on the peninsula's south shore. "Every house has lost its roof. All the plantations have been destroyed. ...This is the first time we see something like this."
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