A 7.3-magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of Haiti is feared to have caused major loss of life in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Haiti’s envoy to the US said it was a “catastrophe of major proportions”.
Buildings, including a hospital, are reported to have collapsed, with streets said to be blocked by rubble.
The quake, which struck about 15km (10 miles) south-west of the capital, was quickly followed by two strong aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude.
Full story: Haiti earthquake feared to have killed many