Violent earthquake shakes Haiti – Blick

The quake occurred around 8:30 a.m. about 125 kilometers west of the capital Port-au-Prince at a depth of about ten kilometers. It brings back memories of the devastating earthquake in 2010 that claimed more than 200,000 lives. Interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry spoke of a “dramatic” situation and called for solidarity.

According to reports, 17 people were killed in the southwest Grand-Anse department and 12 in the Sud department. Among the dead was former Senator Jean Gabriel Fortuné, who, according to information from the online portal “Gazette Haiti”, was buried under the rubble of his hotel in the city of Cayes. Two children aged seven and nine were killed in the city of Aquinas.