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Haiti: 7.2 Earthquake Leaves 300 Dead


Sun 15 Aug 2021 | 05:28 AM
Taarek Refaat

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, raising fears of another 2010 earthquake that shattered the country, the US Geological Survey said.

At least 304 people have died and more than 1,800 were injured, according to Haiti's civil protection service. The USGS predicts the death toll could reach thousands.

At least 304 people have died and more than 1,800 have been injured until now, and the US Geological Survey predicts that the death toll could reach the thousands.

Ariel Henry, the new Prime Minister of Haiti expressed his condolences "to the families of the victims of the earthquake, which caused many human and material losses.

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Henry said he would declare a one-month state of emergency as the state assesses the damage from the disaster and sends teams to the area for search and rescue missions.

The epicenter was 12 kilometers, or 7.5 miles, northeast of Saint-Louis-de-Sud and 10 kilometers deep, according to the US Geological Survey, which added that it fell five miles from the town of Petite-Trou de Nieps in the western part of the country.

Two major cities, Les Cayes and Jeremie, have been severely affected, Port-au-Prince journalist Harold Isaac told NPR's Scott Simon on Weekend Edition.

Both cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie have been hit hard, journalist Harold Isaac told NPR reporter.

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