Monday, November 10, 2008

I should have posted this sooner, but have been so sick. Please pray for Haiti and the victims' families. Haiti is so often missed in the headlines and hopefully something good can come from this tragedy.

Haiti school collapse sparks anger, concerns
At least 88 students and adults die in the collapse of three-story school

AP updated 5:23 p.m. CT, Sun., Nov. 9, 2008

Ramon Espinosa / AP
A person climbs out from under the rubble of the collapsed school.

Ramon Espinosa / AP
Residents look on as rescue workers search for victims Saturday at collapsed school in Petionville, Haiti.

PETIONVILLE, Haiti - Angry Haitians stormed the twisted wreckage of a collapsed school on Sunday to demand rescuers speed up a search for victims, while officials worried about the stability of other buildings across this desperately poor country.
The collapse, which crushed at least 88 students and adults in a slum below a relatively wealthy enclave near Port-au-Prince, has brought global attention to a country where chronic poverty and unrest spawn chaotic jigsaws of neighborhoods and building codes are widely ignored.
President Rene Preval, who has made several visits to the disaster site, blamed continual government turnover and a lack of respect for the law for the deadly collapse at the College La Promesse.

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