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Haiti authorities report numerous deaths after 7.2 earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The powerful 7.2-magnitude quake that struck Haiti on Saturday caused multiple deaths, local authorities say.

“I can confirm that there are deaths, but I don’t yet have an exact toll,” Jerry Chandler, Haiti’s director of civil protection, tells AFP. “We’re still collecting information.”

He says the country’s emergency operations center had been activated and Prime Minister Ariel Henry was headed there.

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