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Haiti Death Toll from earthquake climbs to 1,900

The death toll from Haiti’s devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake has climbed to 1,941.

More than 9,900 people were injured in the earthquake, which struck Saturday morning.

The earthquake struck around 8 miles south-southeast of Petit Trou de Nippes at a depth of 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The humanitarian organization UNICEF estimated Tuesday that 1.2 million Haitians have been affected, including 540,000 children, and more than 84,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed.

Adding to the misery and complicating response efforts, Haiti was lashed by torrential rain and heavy wind from Tropical Storm Grace on Monday and Tuesday.

“Countless Haitian families who have lost everything due to the earthquake are now living literally with their feet in the water due to the flooding,” Bruno Maes, UNICEF’s representative in Haiti, who is in the hard-hit area of Les Cayes, said in a statement.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has been flying critically injured patients to Port-au-Prince for higher levels of care and providing other aid. More than 60 urban search-and-rescue team members from the U.S. have arrived, and the U.S. military has sent helicopters, officials said.

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