AT least 1,297 individuals are confirmed useless after an enormous 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit western Haiti on Saturday.

The quake struck eight km from the city of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 10 km, the US Geological Survey mentioned.

Greater than 5,700 are injured and lots of extra are nonetheless lacking.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry mentioned he was speeding help to areas the place cities had been destroyed and hospitals overwhelmed with incoming sufferers.

USGS has estimated “1000’s of fatalities” are possible and “tens of 1000’s of accidents in poor mountainous communities” and has issued a “crimson alert”

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