The quake destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and schools. (Representational)Port-au-Prince:
The death count from an earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday has jumped to 227, the country's civil protection agency said, having initially reported 29 deaths.
"The death count from the earthquake has risen to 227, including 158 in the south," near the epicenter of the quake, the agency posted on Twitter, adding that hundreds more were injured and missing.
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