Hurricane Matthew death toll in Haiti rises to 842, - Reuters. VIDEO

The death toll caused by the disastrous Hurricane Matthew that swept across the island of Haiti has risen to 842 people.

Censor.NET reports citing Reuters referring to local officials.

As noted, Matthew smashed through the tip of Haiti's western peninsula on Tuesday with 145 mph (233 kph) winds and torrential rain. Some 61,500 people were in shelters, officials said, after the storm pushed the sea into fragile coastal villages.

Coastal town Les Anglais was the first place in Haiti that Matthew reached, as a powerful Category 4 storm before it moved north, lost strength and lashed central Florida on Friday.

As also reported, the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have ordered a forced evacuation of more than two million people because of the approaching hurricane.

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