What have we done to deserve this? Quake makes Haitians relive many traumas
Saturday’s earthquake kills over 300 people, reviving memories from a decade ago, with storm Grace still to come
When Lydie Jean-Baptiste saw her neighbours running from their homes on Saturday and felt the ground begin to shake beneath her feet, the 62-year-old Haitian was flooded by terrifying memories of the earthquake a decade ago that devastated her hometown.
For many in the poor Caribbean nation, Saturday’s major quake — which killed more than 300 people and left hundreds injured — revived the trauma of the January 12 2010 temblor from which the country was still reeling.
“The neighbours, I saw them running and running. I said: ‘What’s wrong?’ They said: ‘Earthquake!’ and I rushed to the front door,” Jean-Baptiste said. “All of a sudden, I had all those images of January 12 coming to my mind and I felt really, really scared.”..