Haiti raises earthquake death toll, passes 2,200


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency says the toll from this month’s magnitude 7.2 earthquake has grown to 2,207, with 344 people still missing. The previous figure had been 2,189. The agency said Sunday that  12,268 people were injured and nearly 53,000 houses were destroyed by the Aug.- 14 quake. The new toll comes at a time when relief operations are expanding  but authorities are struggling with security at distribution points. Gangs have hijacked aid trucks and desperate crowds have scuffled over bags of food. In the hard-hit city of Les Cayes, meanwhile, some attended outdoor church services on Sunday because sanctuaries had been badly damaged.

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