DEATHS, INJURIES AFTER 5.9 MAG QUAKE HITS HAITI
At least seven deaths have been confirmed following an earthquake in northwest Haiti..
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the island late Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
At least five of the deaths were registered in the the Port-de-Paix area, Jerry Chandler, the head of the country’s Civil Protection disaster response unit, told the Miami Herald.
Haitian officials are expecting the death toll to go up and were preparing to deploy to the area early Sunday. Eddy Jackson Alexis. the secretary of state for communications, said the ministries of interior and health had received reports of at least seven dead, including in Gros Morne, a community in the Artibonite region.