Death Toll From Earthquake in Haiti Reaches 1,297 People

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The number of people, who have died as a result of the earthquake in Haiti, has risen to 1,297, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported, citing the country’s civil protection agency.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti on Saturday. Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced that he would declare a state of emergency in the country following the earthquake and urged for solidarity in the face of the disaster.

A number of countries have already expressed their readiness to provide Haiti with humanitarian aid.

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