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Powerful hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Haiti

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Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwestern Haiti early Tuesday, crashing ashore as a powerful Category Four storm, US weather forecasters said.

The National Hurricane Center said Matthew made landfall as an “extremely dangerous” storm near the village of Les Anglais at around 7 am (1100 GMT) with maximum sustained winds of around 145 miles (230 kilometers) per hour.