BREAKING NEWS: Chaos and screams as a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles fragile Haiti

BREAKING NEWS: Chaos and screams as a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles fragile Haiti

Many people are feared dead in Haiti after a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake caused homes to collapse as it shook buildings across the Caribbean country.

The quake hit the west of the country, with its epicentre about 12km (7.5 miles) from the town of Saint-Louis du Sud, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Officials told reporters there had been fatalities, but the toll is unclear. Images on social media showed buildings reduced to rubble.

It was slightly more powerful than the devastating earthquake of 2010, which killed more than 300,000 people, according to the government at the time.

Video clips and photos shared online in the aftermath show severe damage to buildings in the city of Jeremie, about 125 miles west of the capital Port-au-Prince, with rubble falling into the streets and crushing cars.

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