Haiti says 17 killed in quake, more than 2,000 homes damaged

Children sit in front of houses that were damaged in an earthquake that hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, in Gros Morne, Haiti, October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas

PORT-DE-PAIX (Reuters) – The weekend earthquake which battered Haiti killed 17 people, authorities said on Tuesday, and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,500 houses, sparking fears that many buildings are in a precarious state in the impoverished Caribbean country. The shallow, magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northern Haiti on Saturday, spreading panic, particularly around Port-de-Paix, a coastal […]

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