At least 227 people have died after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck in Haiti this morning.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) high casualties are probable and the disaster is likely widespread.
One hospital in the southern city of Jeremie is overwhelmed with patients and has set up tents in its courtyard.
The earthquake was about 12 kilometres northeast of Saint-Louis-Du-Sud and 10 kilometres deep.
Red Cross officals say there are reports of significant damage to homes, roads and infrastructure.
Meanwhile Chairman of CARICOM, Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has held discussions with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry and has assured him that CARICOM stands ready to assist.
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