The death toll due to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake raised to 2,207 deaths, whereas 344 people are still missing. Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency stated.
On Wednesday, the numbers of deaths were 2,189. The agency on Wednesday informed that there are 12,268 people injured and 53,000 houses and buildings have been destroyed by the earthquake.
On Saturday, a field hospital has been opened by the US-based aid agency Samaritan’s Purse. The loots over the food bags by the crowd have been creating a problem for further rescue operations. Gangs have hijacked aid trucks. That’s the reason the authorities have been fighting with.
It had been informed that the southern area of Haiti had been affected by the earthquake. Now the city of Les Cayes has become the Haitian city to get badly affected due to 7.2 magnitude.
After being affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Haiti had undergone many problems that include the occurrence of Tropical Depression Grace. The City of Miramar will benefit them as they announced that they had started a community donation drive.
Officials of the country stated that they would be giving assistance to Haiti that would include supplies of medical requirements, hygiene products and other general supplies to help citizens.
Early Saturday, Haiti experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Due to the Earthquake, Haiti underwent 304 casualties. Many buildings are reported to collapse due to high magnitude shakes. The disaster-plagued Caribbean nation still recovering from a devastating 2010 quake.
When Haiti experienced the shakes, the people were rushing to find safe shelter. During that time, the epicentre was to the 160 KM west of the Capital Port-au-Prince, which is densely populated.
“Lots of homes are destroyed, people are dead, and some are at the hospital,” 21-year-old Christella Saint Hilaire, who lives near the epicentre, told. “Everyone is in the street now, and the shocks keep coming.”
Similar shakes were also felt in the majority of other Caribbean islands. In the southwestern area of Haiti, due to the earthquake, schools and homes were collapsed. According to the viral photos of the incident.