By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Several people gathered in Miami to pay tribute to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

The Miami Herald reports ( 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,

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