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Over 200 Dead as 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haiti

On Saturday, Haiti was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, which claimed over 200 lives.

According to the Cable, several people were left stranded and trapped under ground in collapsed buildings.

Hospitals in the Caribbean Nation were also filled to the brim in the two major cities the earthquake affected.

The total death toll is not yet known but for a 7.2 magnitude quake, experts expect the figures to be much higher than that.

Speaking on the incident, Ariel Henry, the country’s acting president, in a series of tweets on Saturday, said necessary arrangements would be made to assist those who were affected.

“We will make the necessary arrangements to assist people affected by the earthquake in the Southern Peninsula. We must show a lot of solidarity with regard to the emergency. The government will declare a state of emergency. We will act quickly,” he said.

Ariel Henry is the Acting President of Haiti.

“I appeal to the spirit of solidarity and commitment of all Haitians, in order to unite to face this dramatic situation that we are currently experiencing. Unity is strength.

He added, “I extend my sympathies to the parents of the victims of this violent earthquake which caused several losses of human and material lives in several geographical departments of the country.”

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