Haiti toll rises, dead buried in mass graves

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Port-au-Prince:

Haiti started bury­ing some of its dead in mass graves in the wake of Hur­ri­cane a gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial said on Sun­day, as cholera spread in the dev­as­tated south­west and the death toll from the storm rose to 1000 peo­ple.

The pow­er­ful hur­ri­cane, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, slammed into Haiti last Tues­day that left 1.4 mil­lion peo­ple in need of hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance, the UN Of­fice for the Co-or­di­na­tion of Hu­man­i­tar­ian Af­fairs said. A tally of num­bers from lo­cal of­fi­cials showed that 1000 peo­ple were killed by the storm in Haiti, which has a pop­u­la­tion of about 10 mil­lion and is the poor­est coun­try in the Amer­i­cas. Reuters

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