At least three dead by earthquake of magnitude 5.7 in Haiti | News

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At least three people died and several were injured this Tuesday in Haiti as a result of a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that affected the south of the country, authorities announced.


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The United States Geological Survey reported that the telluric movement was reported in the early morning of this day in the city of Jerémie while specifying that the earthquake presented a depth of 10 kilometers.

However, the Haitian Civil Protection services reported that the earthquake shook the departments of Grand'anse and Nippes and located its epicenter 14 kilometers northwest of the town of Jérémie.

According to local media, the deaths were reported in Jérémie where two of the victims died on the spot due to the collapse of their home while the third person died in the hospital after being pulled from the rubble.

For his part, the head of the Jérémie prosecutor's office, André Marie Pyram, specified that the deceased correspond to a mother and her two children, who resided in the Sainte-Hélène district.

In turn, the sources reported that several houses collapsed during the telluric movement, meanwhile, the population continues trying to find more people under the rubble.

According to international media, a group of children were taken to the hospital due to injuries sustained when they took to the streets for fear of possible aftershocks.

This tragedy occurs after more than 40 people died last week due to severe rainfall that caused the overflow of several rivers, floods and landslides.

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