Guardian NewsAug 15, 2021
Aerial footage shows the extent of destruction in Haiti following a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake.
Saturday’s earthquake struck the south-western part of the country, almost razing some towns and triggering landslides that hampered rescue efforts in two of the hardest-hit communities.
The death toll has climbed sharply, with at least 724 dead and 2,800 injured, according to the latest figures from Haiti’s office of civil protection.
People in the Caribbean nation rushed into the streets to seek safety and to help rescue those trapped in the rubble of collapsed homes, hotels and other buildings.