A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake which hit Haiti on Saturday has led to the death of 1, 297 people.

The tragic incident was confirmed by officials in the Caribbean nation on Saturday.

While rescue operations are underway, there is a desperate search for survivors by the rescue team who are searching through the rubble.

Some of the building affected after the quake are: Homes, churches and schools which are currently flattened, while some hospitals in need of supplies were left overwhelmed.

So far, officials have confirmed that an unknown number of people are missing while about 5,700 have been injured.

The situation in the country has become worse, due the fact that there was crisis before the disaster in the nation that is struggling.

Still on the issue of crisis, it is still fresh in the memory of the citizens of the country that their president was assassinated last month which has triggered political crisis.