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No Filipinos reported hurt so far in Haiti quake; Duterte condoles with Haitians

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 04:21 PM August 16, 2021
People search through the rubble of what used to be the Manguier Hotel after the earthquake hit on August 14, 2021 in Les Cayes, southwest Haiti. - Rescue workers scrambled to find survivors after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti early Saturday, killing at least 304 and toppling buildings in the disaster-plagued Caribbean nation still recovering from a devastating 2010 quake. The epicenter of the shaking, which rattled homes and sent terrified locals scrambling for safety, was about 100 miles (160 kilometers) by road west of the center of the densely populated capital Port-au-Prince. (Photo by Stanley LOUIS / AFP)

People search through the rubble of what used to be the Manguier Hotel after the earthquake hit on August 14, 2021 in Les Cayes, southwest Haiti.  (Photo by Stanley LOUIS / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipinos have been reported hurt so far due to the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti, Malacañang said Monday as it also extended President Rodrigo Duterte’s sympathy to the Haitian government and people.

The death toll from the earthquake has climbed to 1,297, officials confirmed.

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“On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his sincere condolences to the government and to the people of Haiti for the tragedy and devastation caused by the strong earthquake that struck Haiti,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing.

“Ayon sa initial report ng Department of Foreign Affairs, wala pong Pilipinong naapektuhan ng lindol sa Haiti. Ang sentro ng lindol ay hindi po Port-au-Prince, ang kapitolyo ng Haiti kung saan naroon ang marami sa ating mga kababayan,” he added.

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(According to the initial report of the Department of Foreign Affairs, no Filipinos were affected by the earthquake in Haiti. The center of the quake was not in Port Au Prince, the capital of Haiti where most of our countrymen are located.)

The 7.2-magnitude quake struck 8 kilometers from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes or about 180 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince.

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