Haiti death toll rises as tropical storm hits earthquake zone

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN)A tropical tempest strategy has dumped dense rainfall connected the country of Haiti wherever a 7.2-magnitude earthquake connected Saturday killed astatine slightest 1,419 people.

Tropical Depression Grace moved crossed the confederate seashore of Hispaniola, the land comprising Haiti and the Dominican Republic, precocious Monday, bringing with it sustained winds and dense rain, according to CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward.

Rain is forecast to lighten during the greeting hours Tuesday and volition past into the day into the acold occidental portions of the confederate peninsula, added Ward.

    In summation to the known deaths, the weekend's earthquake injured astatine slightest 6,900 radical -- numbers that are lone expected to emergence arsenic hunt and rescue efforts continue. Local hospitals person told CNN that they are inundated with victims, and desperately successful request of aesculapian supplies.

      Hospitals are struggling to dainty  victims of the earthquake.

      The quake besides destroyed and damaged tens of thousands of homes, according to the civilian extortion agency, and blocked roads and wrecked infrastructure, making it hard for captious supplies to scope the affected areas.

      Efforts are presently underway to repair the roads betwixt the cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie -- roads which were further obstructed overnight owed to aftershocks and mudslides.

      Speaking arsenic Grace approached, Jerry Chandler, caput of Haiti's civilian extortion agency, told CNN that "possible floods successful the affected country by the earthquake" could "be a complication to an already analyzable situation." Many radical are sleeping outdoors since the quake.

      Meanwhile, vexation is increasing with the Haitian government's dilatory rollout of help.

      "We truly request help, yesterday I was helping astatine the infirmary and things were retired of control," a unpaid named Marcelin Lorejoie told CNN connected Sunday.

      "Not capable doctors, not capable medicines and we person radical with superior injuries. We request urgent assistance earlier things (get) much complicated."

      On Monday, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry promised to accelerate assistance and rescue efforts. "We volition summation our efforts tenfold to reach, successful presumption of assistance, the maximum fig of victims possible," helium wrote connected Twitter. "Faced with this emergency, determination is nary respite."

      Authorities person been going from location to location successful hunt of survivors -- efforts which request a tremendous magnitude of resources.

      At the tract of 1 collapsed hotel, a CNN squad saw conscionable 1 excavator, which was not moving astatine the time. There was nary constabulary oregon information beingness nearby, arsenic radical carried aerial conditioning units distant from the wrecked building.

      Death toll from 7.2-magnitude earthquake successful  Haiti rises to implicit    1,200 people

      Haiti -- mired with a floundering system and emerging from the aftershocks of the July assassination of its precocious President Jovenel Moise -- relies heavy connected donor countries and organizations for its alleviation efforts.

      Chandler said they were moving with overseas donor countries to guarantee the basal exigency needs of Haitians affected by the earthquake are met.

      The US military's Southern Command has been coordinating with inter-agency partners since Saturday to "assess the concern and supply enactment successful the aftermath of the earthquake" successful Haiti, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said during an off-camera briefing connected Monday

      They person sent a squad of 14 subject unit to measure the concern successful Haiti, portion the US Navy is aiding with "unmanned and manned craft to supply aerial images of earthquake devastation," Kirby said.

        The earthquake struck astatine 8:30 a.m. section clip connected Saturday, astatine a extent of astir 10 kilometers (6.2 miles); its epicenter was astir 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud successful the southwest portion of the country.

        That determination is astir 96 kilometers (60 miles) westbound of the epicenter of the disastrous 7.0-magnitude quake that killed an estimated 220,000 to 300,000 radical successful 2010.

        CNN's Caitlin Hu, AnneClaire Stapleton, Mohammed Tawfeeq, Amir Vera, Susanna Capelouto, Elizabeth Joseph, Eric Levenson, Brandon Miller, Florencia Trucco, Michelle Velez, Lionel Vital. Ellie Kaufman, and Theresa Waldrop contributed to this report.

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