Death toll from earthquake in Haiti reaches 1,419

Disaster management teams had been arriving from the US, Chile and Mexico

The number of people who died from the powerful earthquake that destroyed Haiti on 14 August has increased to 1,419.

 

The civil protection agency of the country said that the huge 7.2 temblor also left at least 6,900 people injured and dusted over 37,000 homes. They also said that the continued effort to airlift seriously injured Haitians by helicopter is done. Most of the fatalities have been registered in the department of the South around 1,133.

 

Jerry Chandler, the director of the civil protection agency said, “We continue to work with our friends from the international community. Many of them have offered to come in our support”.

 

Disaster management teams had been arriving from the US, Chile and Mexico and medical teams from Cuba were already in Haiti.

 

Prime Minister Ariel Henry has declared a month-long state of emergency.

 

India Scanner News Network

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