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Devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti kills dozens | PHOTOS

An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitudes on the Richter scale jolted Haiti on Saturday. The quake was reported at 5.59 pm with its epicenter at 12 km northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, Haiti, according to the USGS. The depth of the quake was 10 km.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk [ Published on: August 15, 2021 0:01 IST ]
  • At least 29 people were killed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday.
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    At least 29 people were killed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday.

  • Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was rushing aid to affected areas, where some towns were destroyed and hospitals were overwhelmed with wounded people.
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    Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was rushing aid to affected areas, where some towns were destroyed and hospitals were overwhelmed with wounded people.

  • The epicenter of the quake was about 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and widespread damage was reported.
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    The epicenter of the quake was about 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and widespread damage was reported.

  • The government declared a one-month state of emergency for the whole country and said he would not ask for international help until the extent of the damages is known.  
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    The government declared a one-month state of emergency for the whole country and said he would not ask for international help until the extent of the damages is known.

     

  • The Prime Minister said the International Red Cross and hospitals in unaffected areas were helping to care for the injured and appealed to Haitians for unity.
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    The Prime Minister said the International Red Cross and hospitals in unaffected areas were helping to care for the injured and appealed to Haitians for unity.