At least 11 dead as quake topples homes in northern Haiti

At least 11 dead as quake topples homes in northern Haiti

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 100 others injured after a 5.9-strong earthquake struck off the northern coast of Haiti late Saturday.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was centred about 20 km west-northwest of the coastal town of Port-de-Paix, at a depth of 11.7 km.

In a post on Twitter, President Jovenel Moise urged people to remain calm following outbreaks of panic in northern towns.

Several buildings have reportedly collapsed in Port-de-Paix, Gros-Morne, the town of Chansolme and the island of Tortuga.


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