Haiti earthquake: Death toll soars to 1,297; 5,700 injured

The area may again witness a devastating episode by potential hit from an approaching tropical storm.

 

A powerful earthquake of 7.2-magnitude in Haiti claimed lives of 1,297 as of current toll, while the numbers are still climbing.

 

According to reports from the US Geological Survey, the epicenter was about 125 kilometers west of the capital of Port-au-Prince and aftershocks still continued to hit the area.

 

After the powerful earthquake turned thousands of land masses into rubble and set off frantic rescue efforts, the area may again witness a devastating episode by potential hit from an approaching tropical storm.

 

The Earthquake also left more than 5,700 people injured in the Caribbean nation, with thousands more transferred from their destroyed homes.

 

The survivors in some areas were forced to wait out in the open amid excessive heat for help from overloaded hospitals.

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