Rescuers search for earthquake survivors in Haiti
In Haiti, rescuers are racing against time as they search for survivors of Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake. More than 1,400 people are dead, at least 6,000 are injured, and tens of thousands are homeless, with many sleeping outside on soccer fields.
What has happened since the earthquake? On Monday, tropical depression Grace dropped heavy rain on top of the already devastated country, triggering mudslides that made it even tougher for rescuers to clear already impassable roads. In Les Cayes, the injured streamed into the town’s general hospital, waiting for treatment on stairs and in corridors. Haiti already was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, a presidential assassination, and a worsening wave of gang violence.
Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in The Sift about violence last month at the funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.
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