Aftershocks Strike Haiti as it Struggles to Recover from Earlier 7.2 Quake

Fresh earthquakes jolted buildings on late Wednesday in the southern Haitian city of Les Cayes.

It happened days after a devastating earthquake killed almost 2,200 people and injured hundreds more across the Caribbean nation.

According to a police officer on patrol in Les Cayes, there were no early indications of any deaths or damage in the region, still suffering from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck on Saturday morning.

Haitian authorities logged death toll from the earthquake has grown to 2,189.

Families slept on mattresses in the streets all across the seaside city.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry had pledged that aid would be increased quickly. However, he admitted that the Caribbean nation was in trouble.

“The earthquake that devastated a large part of the south of the country proves once again our limits and how fragile we are,” Henry said.

Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, is still recuperating from a devastating earthquake in 2010 that killed over 200,000 people.


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