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Haiti - FLASH : 1,417 dead, 6,975 injured 84,225 houses destroyed or damaged (Partial assessment)
17/08/2021 08:59:27

Haiti - FLASH : 1,417 dead, 6,975 injured 84,225 houses destroyed or damaged (Partial 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 a depth of 10 km https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34479-haiti-flash-magnitude-72-earthquake-in-the-nippes.html followed by many aftershocks, the last partial report dating from Monday, August 16 at 4:30 pm is increasing for the three most affected departments : Nippes, Grand'Anse and South which represents about 16% of the total population of Haiti.

Human toll :
The partial and evolving assessment of the Civil Protection of Monday August 16, 2021 at 4.30 a.m. p, m
reports 1,417 deaths (Grand'Anse: 162, South: 1,133 and Nippes: 122) and 6,975 injured (Grand'Anse: 1,064, South: 5,207 and Nippes: 704) More than 75,000 families have been affected

"The seriously injured were referred to Port-au-Prince and the weak and moderate injuries were taken care of by a team of around 80 health professionals" indicates civil protection.

In Les Cayes, the three main hospitals in the region are saturated by the large and growing influx of wounded, and demand is expected to increase in the days and weeks to come, the UN said in a statement.

Habitat :
The 7.2 Richter scale earthquake, lasting 40 seconds, destroyed 37,312 houses and damaged 46,913 others.

House destroyed / damaged Grand'Anse : 41,594, South 36,585 and Nippes 6,046

In Camp-Perrin at the Collège de Mazenod Seminary, the chapel was destroyed, as well as the buildings housing the classrooms, the religious residence, the dormitory, the printing house, the cafeteria...

Infrastructures :
25 health structures in the three departments were affected to varying degrees.

In Les Cayes at least 7 medical establishments have reported structural damage.

The operations of the Ministry of Public Works, related to the clearing of the road lanes in the great South dse continue in particular on the RN7, in Camp-Périn, locality Rampe, in order to make this lane accessible to traffic sticky this Tuesday or Wednesday August 18 later.

The situation in Grande Anse is still worrying. The roads are still inaccessible. So far, clearing has been a titanic job carried out on the one hand by Public Works and on the other hand by the Dominican firm Estrella.

The Pont Dumarsais Estimate at the entrance to the town of Jérémie has suffered significant damage but is not closed to vehicular traffic.

DPC press briefing :

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