• Ed Gaines

Haiti Struck by Deadly 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake… Nearly 1,300 Dead So Far

The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti has climbed to 1,297 as of early this morning as crews continue to search for survivors in the rubble.

Saturday's earthquake also left at least 5,700 people injured, and thousands more displaced from their destroyed or damaged homes.

The devastation could get worse with the coming of Tropical Depression Grace, which is predicted to reach Haiti tonight. The US National Hurricane Center said the storm poses a threat to bring heavy rain, flooding and landslides.

The epicenter of the earthquake was about 78 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince. Aftershocks continued to jolt the area yesterday. One aftershock registered 5.1.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry has declared a one-month state of emergency for the whole country.

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