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Death toll of earthquake in Haiti rises to 2,189


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2021 Aug 19, 8:45, Port-au-Prince
People gather outside the Petit Pas Hotel, destroyed by the earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, with the epicenter about 125 kilometres (78 miles) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the US Geological Survey said. Photo: AP via RSS

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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