At least two dead in earthquake in southern Haiti

At least two people died and 200 homes were destroyed by the effects of multiple earthquakes, one of them measuring 5.3 degrees, which shook the department of Nippes in southern Haiti on Monday, according to the latest Civil Protection tally.

The agency has reported that one of the people in Anse-à-Veau, where several houses and the main road were affected, lost his life, while another person died in Fond des Blancs.

In this regard, the earthquake in the Miragoâne district left several people with minor injuries.

At least two dead in earthquake in southern Haiti
At least two dead in earthquake in southern Haiti

The United States Geological Survey recorded the first earthquake near the town of Les Cayes west of the capital Port-au-Prince this Monday. Shortly thereafter, two aftershocks were recorded with a magnitude of 4.4 and 5.1 respectively.

On August 14, 2021, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, killing at least 2,200 and affecting more than 690,000.

Haiti is still recovering from the powerful 2010 earthquake that plunged the country into a state of emergency.

Since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7, the always turbulent political and economic situation in Haiti has hit even harder. The power vacuum soon degenerated into a security crisis, with daily killings and kidnappings, especially in large parts of the capital.

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