Haiti quake death toll rises to 17 as government calls for help

PORT-DE-PAIX: The demise toll from a magnitude five.nine earthquake that hit close to northern Haiti has higher to 17.

Officers say 9 folks died within the north coastal town of Port-de-Paix, seven in Gros Morne and one in Saint-Louis de Nord.

The federal government stated past due on Monday that every other 333 folks have been injured and that no less than 7,783 households are in pressing want of humanitarian help. Saturday’s quake additionally destroyed 4 faculties and broken hundreds of houses.

A magnitude five.2 aftershock hit Haiti on Sunday, prompting hundreds of folks to sleep open air for worry in their protection.

Officers in Haiti have struggled to shore up constructions because of the 2 primary fault traces alongside Hispaniola, which is the island shared with the Dominican Republic.

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