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Haiti earthquake: Death toll rises to 2,189

News Agencies | Updated on: 19 August 2021, 8:13 IST

The number of people, who have died as a result of the earthquake in Haiti, has risen to 2,189, an American news agency reported, citing the country's civil protection agency.

According to the previous estimation, the death toll stood at 1,941 people.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti on last Saturday. Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced that he would declare a state of emergency in the country following the earthquake and urged for solidarity in the face of the disaster.

A number of countries have already expressed their readiness to provide Haiti with humanitarian aid.


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First published: 19 August 2021, 8:13 IST