March 25, 2023

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The death toll from the Haiti earthquake has risen to 1,297

The Haitian authorities The death toll rose to 1,297 this Sunday Earthquake The magnitude 7.2 that devastated the southwest of the country on Saturday.

The Civil Defense said 1,054 people had died in the southern department, 122 more in Nippus and 119 in Grand Anse, all of which were provinces in the southwestern peninsula, and 2 more in the northwestern part of the country.

Authorities increased the number of injured to 5,700 Earthquake, It destroyed 13,694 homes A further 13,585, and several hospitals, schools and other buildings were damaged, according to figures provided by Communications Minister Jean-Emmanuel Jackett to local media.

When 724 deaths were counted on Sunday morning, the death toll had almost doubled.

Among the most vicious

The Earthquake, Already part of the ten worst earthquakes in Latin America in the last 25 years, was recorded with a hypocenter at a depth of 10 kilometers, 12 kilometers from the city of Saint-Louis de Sud, and also felt in the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

Loss occurs In a difficult environment for Haiti, Has been facing a subtle political and economic crisis since 2018, with the assassination – on July 7 – of President Jovnell Moyes, who was in charge – according to investigations – of the command of 26 mercenaries who entered his home in the harbor-of-Prince.

(With information from EFE)

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