After a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, the death toll in Haiti has risen to 1,300.

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According to officials, the massive earthquake that shook Haiti over the weekend killed 1,300 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes.

On Saturday, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake was registered. Almost 1,100 people were killed in the South administrative region, nearly 250 in the Grand’Anse and Nippes regions, and a handful in the Northwest.

According to officials, the quake destroyed about 14,000 dwellings and damaged another 14,000 more.

Monday, hospitals were overcrowded, and routes that regularly transport crucial supplies were closed.

“When it comes to medical needs, this is our biggest urgency,” Prime Minister Ariel Henry said, according to CNN. “We have started to send medications and medical personnel to the facilities that are affected.”

The earthquake was felt in other nations in the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Cuba.

In Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti, the epicenter of the quake, phone lines were down, the Pan American Health Organization reported Sunday.

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Tropical Depression Grace is expected to pass over Haiti later Monday or early Tuesday, potentially leading to flooding and mudslides. The entire coast of Haiti was under a tropical storm watch.

Haiti has been grappling with political unrest in the aftermath of the assassination of its President Jovenel Moise last month.

The nation hadn’t fully recovered from a 2010 earthquake that killed more than 100,000.


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