Port-au-Prince, 16 August (Fast Mail News) -The death toll from Saturday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti has risen to 1,296. The number of injured is more than 2,800. The death toll is highest in southern Haiti, where at least 500 people have died. The quake caused extensive casualties as well as extensive damage. 2,8 houses were washed away and 5,410 houses were damaged.
Haiti was shaken by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Saturday. Then aftershocks were felt again and again. The southern part of the country has suffered the most, and the western part has suffered the least. Houses of several cities have been reduced to dust. The ruined port city of Le Kaye. There is no place to admit patients in the hospital. Many people are still missing, so more casualties are being feared.
The country, which has suffered huge devastation and tremors, has called for international help.
One of the world’s most deadly earthquakes in the last century occurred in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010.
According to official figures, 316,000 people died and 300,000 were injured in the magnitude-7.0 quake that occurred in the south of the country.
About 1.3 million people were left homeless in the aftermath.