Hurricane Matthew: Usain Bolt Donates 10 Million to Haiti Victims

Sprint legend Usain Bolt has donated a reported 10 million dollars to help rebuild Haiti after the island was hit by Hurricane Matthew this week.

Media reports suggest that the donation will be used to rebuild homes after the devastation caused by the hurricane.

It is said that some 3 200 homes have been affected and 15 000 people displaced. Haiti is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since an earthquake in 2010.
Hurricane Mathew 

Meanwhile, media reports say, the number of people killed in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew has risen sharply, with coastal villages and towns beginning to make contact with the outside world, three days after being hit by the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade.

A Reuters news agency tally of deaths reported by civil protection officials at a local level on Friday showed the storm killed at least 877 people. 

Rural clinics overflowed with patients whose wounds including broken bones had not been treated since the storm hit on Tuesday. Food was scarce, and at least seven people died of cholera, likely because of flood water mixing with sewage.

Bodies started to appear late on Thursday as waters receded in some places after Matthew's 235km per hour (kph) winds smashed concrete walls, flattened palm trees and tore roofs off homes, forcing thousands of Haitians to flee. - Online Sources 


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