7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Haiti, Kills Hundreds

  • Written by Tomas Kassahun
  • Published on 14th August 2021
    Director General of Civil Protection Jerry Chandler speaks during a press conference in Port-au-Prince on August 14, 2021, after an earthquake struck the southwest peninsula of the country. / Photo Credit: Reginald Louissaint Jr.
  • A 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti killed at least 227 people on Saturday and injured dozens of other residents, The New York Times reported.
  • The number of reported causalities rapidly increased throughout Saturday as search and rescue personnel continue to assess the catastrophe that unfolded about 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud. Significant damage to homes, roads and infrastructure has also been reported while doctors are being overwhelmed with patients.
  • “There are a lot of people coming in — a lot of people,” an administrator at Hospital Saint Antoine told CNN. “We don’t have enough supplies.”


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