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Haiti declares national mourning for victims of earthquake

ANI | Updated: Aug 17, 2021 11:14 IST


Port-au-Prince [Haiti], August 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry has announced a three-day mourning period for the victims of the Saturday earthquake in the country, which killed over 1,400 people.
"The country is facing a catastrophe that has caused plenty of suffering, and starting tomorrow we decided to declare a three-day national mourning," Henry said on Monday.
The prime minister called for solidarity as Haiti is currently in a very precarious position -- the natural disaster struck the country a month after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
On Tuesday, the government will engage in a dialogue with the political establishment, businesses, civil society and diaspora in order to determine a way out of the current humanitarian crisis.
The island nation was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last Saturday, which killed at least 1,419 people and injured almost 7,000. (ANI/Sputnik)

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