Thousands Homeless as Death Toll Continues to Mount in Post-Earthquake Haiti
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.
Photo Source: youtube.com