Haiti struck by deadly 7.2-magnitude earthquake

Haiti struck by deadly 7.2-magnitude earthquake

Haiti struck by deadly 7.2-magnitude earthquake

BBC News says a powerful earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti, killing at least 304 people and injuring more than 1,800.

The 7.2-magnitude quake hit the west of the country on Saturday morning, toppling and damaging buildings including churches and hotels.

The prime minister said there was “extensive damage” and declared a month-long state of emergency.

Haiti is still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake.

The epicentre of Saturday’s quake was about 12km (7.5 miles) from the town of Saint-Louis du Sud, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-58215631


 

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