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    Haiti: at least four dead and 36 injured in a new earthquake

    Searches were held during the day to rescue any wounded trapped under the rubble. “Efforts continue to find survivors,” said the Haitian Red Cross.

    An earthquake killed at least four people and injured 36 on Tuesday in western Haiti, Civil Protection announced, as the country was already facing deadly floods.

    In the city of Jeremie, many houses were cracked, while the few houses destroyed had obviously been built without respecting construction standards.

    “I don’t know what to do,” said Katiana Pierre, a 19-year-old woman who lost her husband and little sister in the disaster.

    A country regularly affected by earthquakes

    Three of the deceased “are members of the same family and were killed because of the collapse of their house,” said Christine Monquele, head of Civil Protection in the department of Grand’Anse.

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    The earthquake, of magnitude 4.9 according to the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS), occurred shortly after 5:00 a.m. about 9 kilometers from the coast in the southwestern peninsula of this Caribbean country regularly affected by earthquakes. destroyers.

    “We were able to administer first aid to the victims. Some patients were airlifted to the capital. We have at least one patient in critical condition who is in intensive care,” explained Soitmil Lorreus, head of emergencies at the public hospital. Saint-Antoine, who said he expected to receive more casualties from remote locations.

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    In 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in the country. The earthquake had transformed the capital Port-au-Prince into a field of ruins and put 1.5 million people on the streets.

    Source: BFM TV

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