Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Haitian authorities declare three days of mourning due to earthquake aftermath - TASS

The Haitian authorities have declared three days of national mourning due to the earthquake that took the lives of over 1,400 people on Saturday, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said in a televised address on Monday.

"The national three-day mourning will be declared tomorrow," he said.

On Saturday morning, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Haiti. The earthquake struck 40 kilometers from the southern city of Les Cayes, with a population of 125,000 people, and was 10 kilometers deep. According to the official data, 1,419 people died and more than 6,900 were injured. The government declared a month-long state of emergency.

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