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Hurricane Matthew: Trail of destruction left in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti with winds over 140mph Credit: Reuters

As Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida, its 140-mile-an-hour winds have already ravaged Haiti.

The powerful Category three hurricane, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, left at least 22 people dead across the country.

Some 80% of people's homes in Haiti's Sud Department, whose population numbers more than 700,000, were left damaged, while some 11,000 people have been displaced.

The roofs of houses torn off by high winds Credit: Reuters

Matthew battered towns across the country on Tuesday and Wednesday, destroying livestock, crops and homes.

Haiti's long-awaited presidential election was even postponed in the wake of the storm.

Pictures have captured the extent of the damage left behind by Matthew.

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