Search for survivors continues after Haiti earthquake

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LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are searching for survivors and the dead in collapsed buildings following a powerful earthquake over the weekend as hospitals overflow with patients.

Thousands more in the quake zone are sleeping outside, clutching small transistor radios tuned to the news. Officials have raised the death toll from Saturday’s earthquake to at least 1,297. And the devastation could soon worsen. Tropical Depression Grace is predicted to reach Haiti on Monday night, bringing the potential for heavy rain, flooding and landslides.

The country’s Civil Protection Agency says the magnitude 7.2 earthquake also left at least 5,700 people injured.


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