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The toll due to the earthquake in Haiti increased to 1,297 on Sunday, with thousands of structures in the Caribbean country reduced to rubble, AP reported. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake has left at least 5,700 people injured, with thousands more displaced from their homes.
Healthcare centres in the country have run out of space and are struggling to treat those injured in the disaster. In the city of Jeremie , doctors provided treatment to patients on hospital stretchers placed under trees, and on mattresses along the roadside, Reuters reported.