Death Toll Rises to 2200 in Haiti Earthquake

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On August 14, Haiti was hit by a massive tremor that caused 2200 lives. More than 12000 were injures and around 30000 people were reportedly lost their homes.

Haiti Earthquake Pic: Al Jazeera

Death tolls in Haiti earthquake continue to increase. More than 2200 people have succumbed to the ravaging tremor, security agency of Haiti told media.

On August, Haiti was hit by massive tremor of 7.2 magnitude. More than 12000 have been affected by the quack. According to regional news portals, southern Haiti has faced most of tremor impact as more than 1800 people have been killed from this area.

According to the reports, more than 30000 people have lost their homes due to the tremor. Schools and Churches were also damaged.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry has announced a month-long state of emergency for the whole country and visited the areas that have devastated by earthquake.

Executive Director of UNICEF Henrietta Fore said that the country needs urgent health care, potable water and shelter.

India TV reported Fore saying that “Little more than a decade on, Haiti is reeling once again,” Fore said in a statement. “And this disaster coincides with political instability, rising gang violence, alarmingly high rates of malnutrition among children, and the COVID-19 pandemic — for which Haiti has received just 500,000 vaccine doses, despite requiring far more.”

Geographically, Haiti is susceptible to tremors and Tsunamis. In 2018, the country was struck by another earthquake that caused dozens of lives.

In 2010, similar incident had caused 200,000 Haitians.


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