Haiti Earthquake Tolls Rise as Tropical Storm Looms

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People cry during the search for those who are still missing in a house destroyed by the earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. The death toll from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti climbed to more than 1,200 on Sunday as rescuers raced to find survivors amid the rubble ahead an approaching tropical storm. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)
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Nearly 2,800 Haitians have been injured and 1,300 are dead after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday. Acording to Haiti’s Office of Civil Protection, more than 7,000 homes were destroyed and 5,000 damaged.

Haiti has been reeling from violence following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse while still recovering from a 2010 earthquake which killed 25,000 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016 which killed nearly 1,000 people.

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Residents line up during food distribution at a camp for residents displaced by the earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, two days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of the hemisphere's poorest nation on Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)

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