The death toll from the August 14 earthquake in Haiti has increased to 227, according to the civil protection department of the republic.
“Recorded hundreds of wounded and missing in the South Department. The first operations carried out by rescuers and citizens made it possible to pull many people out from under the rubble, ”the department said on Twitter.It is noted that medical institutions continue to receive victims of the disaster.
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On the morning of August 14, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck the Haiti region. The epicenter was located 40 km from the Le Quet commune, which is home to 125 thousand people. The focus was located at a depth of 10 km. The Haitian government has declared a state of emergency for a month.
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