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Aftershock rocks quake-hit Haiti

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Aftershock rocks quake-hit Haiti


A strong aftershock has rocked the Carribean island of Haiti, whose people are still reeling from a devastating earthquake eight days ago.

Many Haitians have been sleeping in the streets since the January 12 disaster as they await food supplies and medical treatment.

There is no information of any fatalities but reports say buildings weakened in last weeks quake have been toppled by the aftershock.

The 6.1 tremor struck southwest of the capital city Port au Prince early on Wednesday morning.

Aid has so far been slow to get through to the island“s desperate population and there are fears that relief efforts could be hampered further.

Officials have not said if there were any casualties from the aftershock but a euronews reporter saw local people helping some of the injured.

One man said he did not believe another tremor had struck.

“I heard like a big ringing around but I didn’t understand whether it was for real, understand. And afterwards people were trying to tell me that it was again.”

Those who survived last weeks earthquake are trying to go about their daily lives as best they can.

For now, finding survivors and delivering aid remain top priorities before the focus shifts to the long-term goal of rebuilding Haiti.

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