In Haiti, at least 304 people died and hundreds were injured after a major earthquake struck southwestern Haiti yesterday. Authorities said the quake has reduced churches, hotels, schools and homes to rubble. The United States Geological Survey said that the 7.2-magnitude quake was followed by a series of aftershocks.
Haiti’s Civil Protection service said the preliminary death toll stood at 304, with at least 1,800 injured and more people unaccounted for. Preliminary rescue operations by emergency teams and ordinary citizens had saved many people.