Haiti registers 1,297 deaths till present amid earthquake

Haiti ends 2 weeks long rescue, search operation after quake
Haiti ends 2 weeks long rescue, search operation after quake

The death toll rose to 1,297 in Haiti due to the earthquake experienced a day before. According to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency, 5,700 people have been injured badly.

Due to the shake total, 2,868 homes were destroyed, and 5,410 had undergone major damages as the aftermaths of the quake. 

Officials in Haiti had approved the death toll in thousands later, and a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake knocked the Caribbean nation on Saturday. Rescuers were picking into rubble in a desperate search for any survivors.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry declared a month-long state of emergency and urged the population to “show solidarity”.

While declaring a month-long emergency and urging the citizens to co-operate, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said, “The most important thing is to recover as many survivors as possible under the rubble,” he said on Saturday. “We have learned that the local hospitals, in particular that of Les Cayes, are overwhelmed with wounded, fractured people.”

Homes, churches, and schools were among buildings flattened in the quake. Some hospitals were left overwhelmed and in need of supplies. An unknown number of people are missing, and about 5,700 have been injured, officials say.

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