The number of deaths caused by the environmental disaster speeds to 1200 as rescuers fumble through the remains of collapsed buildings to recover people in a country just waddling through the recent event of an assassinated president.
Many residents found themselves sleeping outside their houses, while some slept within what was left of their houses in cities that suffered the impact of this disaster, including Les Cayes, which are mostly located in the southwestern peninsula.
One of the residents who survived the hit said he was grateful to God and his phone for surviving the collapse of his two-storey home; he had called his younger brother when his house had blocked him and his daughter from escaping in any way.
An estimated number of 1,297 people died in the disaster on Sunday; it was reported that a 7.2- tremor magnitude hit about 160km to the west side of fully populated Port-au-Prince.
Several 13 thousand buildings were destroyed while it is reported that about 13,700 buildings that cascaded held down so many to be rescued within.
Rescuers are under more pressure to save everyone that might have been trapped within the rubbles because there have been warnings of torrential rain according to weather reports.
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The US is promising to help the country with the problem it is facing with environmental disaster as the head of USAID, Samantha Power reported that a rescue team with special rescue tools has been dispatched as of Monday to the location.
Prime Minister Ariel Henry is hoping that Haiti comes up with a better response compared to their response to the 2010 quake that killed more than 200,000 people. He reported that the US rescue team would be coordinated by the civil protection agency.