MIAMI (AP) - Several people gathered in Miami to pay tribute to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
The Miami Herald reports (https://hrld.us/1P0i9tS) Tuesday marked the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake, which killed an estimated 300,000 people.
Dozens stood at the statute of Toussaint L’Ouverture in the Little Haiti neighborhood Tuesday for a moment of silence before marching to the Little Haiti Cultural Center for a program that included songs, prayers and speeches.
Sandy Dorsainvil, the cultural center manager, says scars of the tragedy remain at home and abroad six years later. She says nearly one-third of Haiti’s population was affected.
Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe says it’s important for people to stay united and remember those who were lost.
Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com
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