More than 40 women and children were among the people killed on Monday in the massive earthquake in Haiti.

The quake hit the island nation on the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

It was the most powerful quake to hit the country since a devastating 2009 quake in which more than 5,000 people died.

Rescue workers were working through the night to rescue people who were trapped on the ground, and some were using ropes and makeshift nets to push themselves and their belongings down steep, narrow streets to get to safety.

“I’m not scared, I’m very confident in myself,” said Chantal D’Aulon, who was trying to reach her brother who was in hospital after the quake.

At least two other people, both in their 20s, were seriously injured.

An injured man was carried out of a building, and another woman was found unconscious in a flooded street in the central Haitian town of Quién.

D’Ailons brother, Daniel, was killed in the quake, which also killed at least 14 people, according to Haiti’s government.

D’Allesandro, who lives in the town of Le Biche, was among those killed.

He said he was trying the latest version of a suit he had ordered at the store when he got a phone call telling him he was dead.

I had been told to go to the store.

And I got a call saying that the person I was going to see was dead, so I ran to the hospital, but I couldn’t get to him, said D’Allésandro.

Daniel D’Anesandro had spent nearly four hours in a hospital, where he was recovering.

He is survived by his wife, Chantelle, and two children.