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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Thousands Homeless as Death Toll Continues to Mount in Post-Earthquake Haiti

What Happened:

  • According to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency, the number of fatalities from last Saturday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti has now reached 1,941 people and over 9,900 injuries.

  • The numbers are expected to increase as more people make their way to hospitals from remote locations in the country.

  • The earthquake, which occurred about 125 kilometers west of the capital, seems to have hit the countryside worse than the cities.

  • More than 7,000 homes were destroyed and nearly 5,000 were damaged. At least 30,000 people are now homeless because of the earthquake.

  • On top of it all, powerful rain from Tropical Storm has also been lashing the impoverished nation increasing the possibility of mudslides and flash floods.

  • Head of the Civil Protection Agency, Jerry Chandler, said that earthquake assessments had to be paused because of the heavy rain.

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