Hurricane ‘Matthew’ devastates Haiti

Hurricane Matthew.

Haiti appeared the nation worst hit by Hurricane ‘Matthew’.

The powerful Hurricane ‘Matthew’ struck islands in the Caribbean Sea earlier this week, leaving a string of destruction across Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.  In Haiti alone, more than 300 people have died from the storm and floods.

Let us generate thoughts of compassion and wish that the people of Haiti be free from further harm, danger, and disease.  May those injured quickly recover; and the fallen ones rest in peace. Sotthi.

The town of Jeremie in northern Haiti.

This photograph shows what used to be the town of Jeremie in northern Haiti (Population: 31,000), which was almost completely destroyed by the hurricane.

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The hard-hit town of Jeremie which bore the brunt of "Matthew".

The hard-hit town of Jeremie which bore the brunt of ‘Matthew’.

According to a BBC report, as of 8pm local time in Haiti, the death toll resulting from Hurricane ‘Matthew’ across the nation has surpassed 800 people.  A truly heartbreaking tragedy.