Haiti earthquake death toll rises to 1,419

Haiti Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 1,419 Haiti Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 1,419
Locals recover their belongings from their homes destroyed in the earthquake in Camp-Perrin, Les Cayes, Haiti
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By Evens Sanon and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti over the weekend has risen to 1,419 – while the number of injured people has grown to 6,000, the Caribbean nation’s Civil Protection Agency said.

The earthquake destroyed thousands of homes, offices, homes, churches and other structures.

And the devastation could soon worsen with the coming of Tropical Depression Grace, predicted to reach Haiti on Monday night with strong winds, heavy rain, mudslides and flash flooding.

The earthquake marks another difficult development in Haiti as it struggles with violence amid the pandemic (Joseph Odelyn/AP)

Rainfall could reach 15 inches in some areas.

“We are working now to ensure that the resources we have now are going to get to the places that are hardest hit,” said Jerry Chandler, head of the agency, said.

He referred to the Haitian provinces of Cayes, Jeremie and Nippe, which are in the country’s southwestern portion.


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