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Officials said more than 60,000 homes have been destroyed so far, 76,000 homes and many public buildings have been damaged due to the severe earthquake, and search and rescue efforts continue under pressure. rubble.
Haiti’s Civil Defense Agency said the number of people who lost their lives in the earthquake increased until 1941 and the number of injured topped 6,000,900.
It was reported that as part of the international assistance, the United States search and rescue team of experts came to the country, along with assistance, including 15.4 tons of food, from medicines and water, from Mexico.
The country’s government, which has been exposed to great destruction and shock, has called for international help.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) announced that the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake was 12 kilometers northeast of Saint-Jean-du-Sud.
After the earthquake felt in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, people took to the streets in panic.
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After a while, the USGS lifted the tsunami alert after the earthquake recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers.
It was said that teams have been directed to the area for search and rescue efforts.
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry said in a statement that the earthquake caused extensive damage.
Henry had declared a month-long state of emergency in the country.
EARTHQUAKE IN HAITITI IN 2010
One of the world’s leading earthquakes in the last century occurred in Haiti on January 12, 2010.
According to official figures, 316,000 people died and 300,000 were injured in the magnitude 7 earthquake that occurred in the south of the country.
1.3 million people were left homeless in the earthquake that caused great destruction.
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