Haiti earthquake death toll rises to nearly 1,300

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The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbed to 1,297 on Sunday, a day after the powerful temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off frantic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching storm.

Saturday”s earthquake also left at least 5The Kremlin has rejected Western concerns abou,700 people injured in the Caribbean nation, with thousands more displaced from their destroyed or damaged homes. Survivors in some areas were forced to wait out in the open amid oppressive heat for help from overloaded hospitals.

The devastation could soon worsen with the coming of Tropical Depression Grace, which is predicted to reach Haiti on Monday night. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned that although Grace had weakened from tropical storm strength Sunday, it still posed a threat to bring heavy rain, flooding and landslides.

The epicenter of the quake was about 125 kilometres west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the US Geological Survey saidtextBreakPoint, and widespread damage was reported. The quake almost razed some towns and triggered landslides that hampered rescue efforts in a country already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, a presidential assassination and a wave of gang violenceThe ceremony fro.

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