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Haiti - FLASH : More than 300 dead, nearly 2,000 injured, very significant material damage (provisional assessment)
15/08/2021 06:32:37

Haiti - FLASH : More than 300 dead, nearly 2,000 injured, very significant material damage (provisional assessment)
Following the major earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale which occurred on Saturday August 14, 2021 12 km northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud at 18.352 degrees North latitude, 73.480 degrees West longitude, at a depth of 10 k https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34479-haiti-flash-magnitude-72-earthquake-in-the-nippes-updated-10am.html followed by many aftershocks, the first evaluations reveal that the three departments most affected are : Nippes, Grand'Anse and South which represents about 16% of the total population of Haiti.

Civil Protection teams are hard at work across all departments but especially those most affected. The Directorate of Civil Protection invites the population to remain calm and not to trust rumors.

Provisional balance sheet covering operations going from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Saturday August 14, 2021)

Human toll :
The earthquake toll for the period in question amounted to 304 dead (160 in the South, 42 in Nippes, 100 in Grand'Anse and 2 in the North-West). 1,800 wounded (at least 1,500 in the South, 35 in Grand'Anse and 281 wounded in Nippes were received and treated in several hospitals. Many people are missing and many others are under the rubble...

The first interventions, carried out by professional rescuers as well as by members of the population, made it possible to extract many people from the rubble. Hospitals continue to receive wounded. Saturday afternoon, the Director of Civil Protection Jerry Chandler announced that at least three hospitals, in the municipalities of Pestel, Corail and Roseaux, were saturated.

The 253 Cuban doctors deployed in Haiti deployed in the earthquake zone to treat the wounded. Doctors from the HUEH are on their way to the South. Zanmi Lasante & Bernard Mevs hospitals have announced their availability to welcome the injured.

Habitat :
Several buildings are destroyed or damaged, many houses have cracked walls. The departments most concerned are the South, Nippes and Grand'Anse. The first evaluations of the building, which are continuing in the field, have so far shown:

  • 723 houses damaged and 899 destroyed in the department of Nippes
  • 50 houses destroyed in the department of Grand'Anse.
  • Data for the South will be included in the next report.

The towns of Jérémie and Les Cayes are the most affected. In Jeremiah the roof of the cathedral collapsed ...

Infrastructures :
Major damage has been reported on road, health and educational infrastructures in the most affected departments. However, with regard to port, airport, sports and telecommunications infrastructure, so far no major damage has been reported.

Grand'Anse :

  • 3 health centers are damaged.
  • 3 schools destroyed.
  • 1 damaged church.

Nippes :

  • 1 prison and 1 police station were damaged, while the Changeux police station in Baradères was destroyed. The Changeux Peace Tribunal is damaged.
  • At least 5 churches damaged and one collapsed in Baradères. Asylum's downtown rectory is damaged.
  • At least 7 school buildings were damaged, including a damaged national school in Baradères and the Fundamental School of Application and Professional Support Center for Asylum. A school is destroyed in Baradères.
  • The administrative block of the Asylum Hospital is damaged.
  • Two lighthouses were overturned in the sea at Grand Boucan.
  • All the water points are turbid at Asylum.
  • The old customs building in Miragoâne is damaged
  • A municipal road is damaged near Saint-Marc in Petite-Rivière de Nippes.
  • Several landslides and landslides are reported, at Rey Pond (Paillant), Petit-Trou-de-Nippes and the sand quarry in Brody, Plaisance, where a truck is under the rubble.
  • 1 damaged hotel

South :

  • 2 hotels destroyed.
  • 3 churches destroyed
  • The section of road to Port-à-Piment is damaged.
  • Damassin's bridge is damaged.
  • National road #7, connecting Les Cayes and Jérémie, is cut off near the Glace River due to a landslide caused by the earthquake

to be continued...

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