Haiti Earthquake Death Toll Rises to at Least 724

At minimum 724 folks were being killed and some two,800 injured from Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the country’s civil-defense agency stated Sunday.

At minimum five hundred of the fatalities were being in the country’s southern peninsula exactly where Saturday’s magnitude seven.two quake strike, Jerry Chandler, head of Haiti’s civil-defense agency, informed reporters.

The fatality count was envisioned to increase additional as Haitians frantically searched for hundreds of folks still lacking on Sunday.

In the tricky-strike southern city of Les Cayes, additional than 1,five hundred properties were being wrecked, like church buildings, hospitals and colleges, Mr. Chandler stated.

Numerous residents in southern Haiti spent the night time sleeping outdoors, afraid their homes would collapse as aftershocks continued to rattle the country.