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5.9 Earthquake Hits Northern Haiti

On Saturday, an earthquake hit near Haiti, with a magnitude of 5.9, and at least ten people were killed and another 135 people were injured, who are currently receiving treatment at hospitals. The Prime Minister, Jean-Henry Céant, said that a crisis cabinet has been created to coordinate all the emergency responses to the earthquakes.

 

There were no tsunamis following after the earthquake, which was felt throughout the country, but there were two minor aftershocks felt in the Northwest region where the injuries and damages were concentrated.

 

“Damage has been recorded mainly in the Far North. All my sympathies to the victims. The executive at the highest level is mobilized to provide appropriate answers. I call on the population to be cautious and calm,” tweeted Prime Minister Céant in a statement posted on Twitter.

Haiti president Jovenel Moïse also took to twitter to say that civil protection workers are already helping in the areas affected.

 

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