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Rescue workers scrambled to find survivors after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti early Saturday, killing at least 304 and toppling buildings in the disaster-plagued Caribbean nation still recovering from a devastating 2010 quake.

The epicenter of the shaking, which rattled homes and sent terrified locals scrambling for safety, was about 160 kilometers by road west of the center of the densely populated capital Port-au-Prince.

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