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Earthquake in Haiti: 724 dead!

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook southwestern Haiti on Saturday morning and killed at least 724 people, according to the latest figures.

Damage is seen in an area after a major earthquake struck southwestern Haiti, in Les Cayes, Haiti August 14, 2021. Courtesy of Jose Flecher / Social Media via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. MANDATORY CREDIT JOSE FLECHER.

According to the latest information from the authorities, 500 people lost their lives in the south of the country, 100 in the Grand-Anse area, 122 in the city of Nippes, and 2 northwest, while the injured amount to 2.800.

In addition to the hundreds of dead, injured, and missing people left behind by the deadly earthquake, Haiti is also facing a tropical storm.

It is recalled that the earthquake occurred at 08:29 (local time; 15:29 Greek time) on Saturday morning (14/8), 12 km from the city of St. Louis-di-Sint, about 160 km from the capital, Port-au-Prince, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

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