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.”