The death toll from the earthquake that occurred on August 14 in Haiti reached 1941, the number of victims – 9.9 thousand. About it informs Associated Press citing Haiti Civil Protection Authority.
Previously, the search and rescue operation was temporarily suspended due to tropical storm Grace, which struck the coast. The disaster struck just the southwestern part of the country, which was most affected by the earthquake.
Many victims have to wait for help in the heat because the health care system cannot cope with so many people.
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake followed by several aftershocks struck off the coast of Haiti on Saturday morning. A state of emergency has been declared in the country. More than 60,000 houses were completely destroyed, and another 76,000 buildings were damaged. The European Union has allocated humanitarian aid to Haiti in the amount of € 3 million. It will be distributed among the humanitarian organizations operating in the country dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake.