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Haiti - FLASH : More than 54 victims, 834 families affected and significant material damage (latest Provisional assessment)
26/01/2022 09:09:25

Haiti - FLASH : More than 54 victims, 834 families affected and significant material damage (latest Provisional assessment)
Following the two earthquakes of magnitudes greater than 5 on the Richter scale which hit the department of Nippes on Monday January 24, 2022, at 8:16 am and 23 seconds and 9:06 am and 43 seconds in the morning https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-35794-haiti-flash-2-earthquakes-of-magnitude-greater-than-5-provisional-report-update-3-48-pm.html the latest provisional assessment is as follows:

Human toll (At least 54 victims) :

Death (2) :
In Anse-à-Veau (130 km west of the capital), a woman died after the collapse of a wall Jésumène Arseille) died following the collapse of a wall in the locality of Colico. In the town of Fonds-des-Nègres, a man died following the sliding of a piece of sand in a quarry in Pemerle.

Wounded (52) :
49 in Anse-а-Veau and 3 in Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes
Minor injuries were recorded in Miragoâne and Fonds des Bègres.

834 families are affected (Anse-а-Veau 429, and Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes 405)

The housing and education sectors are the most affected. In the departments of the South and Nippes, all the schools had to close their doors. 21 students were admitted to the Sainte-Thérèse Hospital in Miragoâne, including 7 unconscious, 3 "in a state of shock".

Infrastructures / houses :
The road is damaged in St-Sauveur and Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes, the Teinturier bridge is also damaged.

More than 782 houses were destroyed or damaged :
191 houses destroyed (93 in Anse-à-Veau and 98 in Petite-Rivière)
591 houses damaged (Anse-à-Veau, Fond-des-Nègres and Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes)

Local authorities and the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) are coordinating the response to assist the affected population. The Directorate General of the DPC has deployed volunteers in the most affected municipalities of Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes, Fonds-des-Nègres and Anse-à-veau to raise public awareness and clear destroyed or damaged houses.

A team of volunteers was also mobilized for rapid needs assessments. According to the first assessments, the needs identified relate to psychosocial support for the affected population, in particular students, temporary shelters and non-food items (hygiene kits, kitchen kits and others) for the affected families.

According to engineer Claude Prépetit, Director General of the Bureau of Mines and Energy, 41 earthquakes were recorded on Monday January 24, 2022 in the territory. 26 confirmed tremors and 16 unconfirmed. These tremors between 1.8 and 5.6 in magnitude on the Richter scale are "are aftershocks of August 14, 2022," said Prépetit.

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