Collapsed properties and attainable deaths were being noted in the wake of a strong earthquake that Saturday struck Haiti, a place previously in turmoil subsequent the assassination of its president final thirty day period.
The magnitude 7.2 earthquake’s epicenter was about 7.five miles from the southern city of Saint-Louis du Sud, according to the U.S. Geological Study. It experienced a depth of 6.2 miles.
Haiti’s civil safety agency stated its groups noted collapsed homes and the chance of deaths from the quake. Haitians shared photographs of mangled properties on social media in the country’s south.
A tweet by Frantz Duval, the editor in main of Haiti’s Le Nouvelliste newspaper stated the basic medical center was overcome in Les Cayes, about 20 miles from Saint-Louis du Sud. “Lot’s of injured,” wrote Mr. Duval. “Many homes have collapsed in Les Cayes. Which includes a hotel.”
Mr. Duval appealed for drugs to be sent to Les Cayes and showed photographs of men and women crowding at the medical center grounds.