Martine Moïse fake news: Haiti First Lady Martine Moïse succumbs to injuries

News Claim:: News shared by many on social media claims that Haiti's first lady Martine Moise died after a July 7, 2021 attack. 

Viral News Today:  fake news viral on social media claims that “Haiti First Lady Martine Moïse succumbs to injuries”


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News Verification: The claim is not true.

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, Moïse’s wife, First Lady Martine Moïse, is hospitalised, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. in a statement Wednesday, calling it a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.”

Few local news have reported the death of Martine Moise's


 U.S. President Joe Biden denounced the killing as "heinous" and called the situation in Haiti - which lies some 700 miles (1,125 km) off the Florida coast - worrisome.

"We stand ready to assist as we continue to work for a safe and secure Haiti," he said.

What happened: Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s 53-year-old President, was assassinated at his private residence in Port-au-Prince early on 7th July 2021, by unidentified gunmen, pushing the Caribbean nation, already battered by months-long protests, economic miseries and the COVID-19 outbreak, into further chaos.

Moïse’s is seriously injured but yet survived the attack.    

News verdict: False

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