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Houses 'folded over like cardboard boxes' in Haiti disaster

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>> A full picture of the devastation in Haiti starting to take shape Friday. Days after Hurricane Matthew decimated towns and flattened homes. Haitian officials telling Reuters that over 800 people are dead, and that number could still rise as information comes in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm.
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Reuters correspondent Makini Brice is traveling to the worst hit regions.>> We've seen the houses that are completely destroyed that have been reduced to rubble entirely, these scenes. And these are houses that are made of concrete and stone. We've seen houses that were made of wood that fell over pretty much completely intact, and so there's folded up cardboard boxes, is what they look like now.
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We've seen lots of roofs being torn off.>> A local official in the town of Chantal telling Reuters quote, we have nothing left to survive on. All the crops have gone. All fruit trees are down, I don't have a clue how this is going to be fixed. Poverty, weak government and precarious living conditions for many of its citizens, make Haiti particularly vulnerable to natural disasters.
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200,000 people were killed after a massive earthquake struck the country in 2010.>> The earthquake was a more urban disaster.>> No, because it hit the capital. But this is a disaster that has hit the countryside. It seems like a lot of people are still in shock. There also seems to be a bit of anger as well that aid hasn't arrived yet.
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>> The latest destruction in Haiti prompting authorities to postpone a presidential election that had been scheduled for Sunday.