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Haiti – Haiti hospitals overwhelmed by quake victims as death toll hits 1,297 (Euractiv, Reuters)

A person reacts on a stretcher after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, in Los Cayos, Haiti, 14 August 2021. The earthquake struck at 08:29 local time (12.29 GMT) northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, in southern Haiti, and had a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). [EPA-EFE/Ralph Tedy Erol]

The 7.2 magnitude quake on Saturday destroyed thousands of homes and buildings in a Caribbean nation which is still clawing its way back from another major temblor 11 years ago and is reeling from the assassination of its president last month. Southwestern Haiti bore the brunt of the blow, especially in the region in and around the town of Les Cayes. Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency said the toll from the disaster had climbed to 1,297 and the hospitals that were still functioning were struggling to cope as some 5,700 people were injured.

Haiti hospitals overwhelmed by quake victims as death toll hits 1,297 – EURACTIV.com