Report: At least 11 killed in Haitian earthquake

October 12, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- At least 11 people have been killed after an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck Haiti, local media have reported.

Citing government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis, newspaper Le Nouvelliste said several hundred people had also been injured in the quake, which sparked panic and was felt across the entire country.

Seven people were killed in the country’s northernmost department of Nord-Ouest and around 100 people had been taken to hospital in the city of Port-de-Paix, it wrote.

Another four people were killed in the town of Gros Morne, it said.

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