Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Death Toll In Haiti From Powerful Earthquake Rises To 2,207

BOGOTA, Aug 23 — The death toll in Haiti from a powerful earthquake earlier this month has risen to more than 2,000, the country’s civil defense agency said Sunday.

Anadolu Agency reported that at least 2,207 people are dead and 12,268 injuried after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the country on Aug 14.

With over 100,000 homes destroyed or damaged from the quake, search and rescue efforts remain underway for more than 344 missing.

The epicentre of quake was 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

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 occured in Haiti on Jan 12, 2010., it added.

According to official figures, 316,000 people died and 300,000 were injured in the magnitude-7.0 quake that struck the south of the country,

Around 1.3 million people were left homeless in the aftermath.

Sources: BERNAMA

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

News

Gaziantep, an ancient castle is reported to be collapsed due to an earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday. The castle is considered...

News

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit the west coast of Sumatra early morning, today. The quake was at a depth of...

News

On Wednesday, rescue workers in Indonesia continued their search for survivors of the earthquake that killed 271 people. However, the authorities warned that time...

Lifestyle

Turkey recently experiences a 6.0 earthquake. According to a report posted by the Volcano Discovery website, the earthquake would definitely be felt by everybody...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2021 Siakap Keli Sdn. Bhd.