WORLD Haiti earthquake confirmed death toll rises above 2,200

WORLD

Haiti earthquake confirmed death toll rises above 2,200

China Daily

23:14, August 22, 2021

People take metal scavenged from houses destroyed by last week's 7.2 magnitude quake to a recycler in Les Cayes, Haiti August 21, 2021. (Photo: Agencies)

PORT-AU-PRINCE - The death toll from the major earthquake that struck Haiti on Aug 14 has risen to 2,207, and 344 people are still missing, the Caribbean country's civil protection authority said on Sunday.

Some 12,268 people were injured in the magnitude 7.2 quake, while nearly 53,000 houses were destroyed and over 77,000 damaged, the authority said on Twitter.

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