Earthquake in Haiti: death toll rises to 1941

The death toll in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Haiti on Saturday rose to 1941, while the number of injured topped 9,900.

Officials said more than 60,000 homes have been destroyed so far, 76,000 homes and many public buildings have been damaged due to the severe earthquake, and search and rescue efforts continue under pressure. rubble.

Haiti’s Civil Defense Agency said the number of people who lost their lives in the earthquake increased until 1941 and the number of injured topped 6,000,900.

It was reported that as part of the international assistance, the United States search and rescue team of experts came to the country, along with assistance, including 15.4 tons of food, from medicines and water, from Mexico.

The country’s government, which has been exposed to great destruction and shock, has called for international help.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) announced that the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake was 12 kilometers northeast of Saint-Jean-du-Sud.

After the earthquake felt in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, people took to the streets in panic.

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