Death toll from Haiti earthquake surpasses 1,400, more than 6000 injured, death toll from Haiti earthquake surpasses 1400, 6000 injured
Huge devastation in Haiti due to earthquake
- A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti last week.
- Thousands of structures have been destroyed, including houses, offices and churches.
- Several cities in the southwest have been completely destroyed.
Les Cayes (Haiti) : The death toll has risen to 1,419 and the number of injured to 6,000 after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti last weekend. The Civil Protection Agency of the Caribbean country gave this information on Monday.
Thousands of structures including houses, offices and churches have been destroyed by this earthquake. The situation could worsen as a tropical storm reached Haiti on Monday night. Due to this storm, there is a possibility of strong winds, heavy rain, landslides and flash floods. Agency chief Jerry Chandler said that we are trying to make sure that the resources we have now, we get them to the places most affected.
Several cities have been almost completely destroyed by an earthquake in the southwest of Haiti. Due to the earthquake, the suffering of the people of Haiti, already badly affected by the corona virus epidemic, has increased even more. The US Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was about 125 kilometers from the capital, Port au Prince.
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