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Rescuers search for earthquake survivors in Haiti

Injured earthquake victims at the general hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti Associated Press/Photo by Matias Delacroix

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.

Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.



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