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Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

Thousands are feared dead after a 7.0 magnitude…

January 13, 2010 4:16 by

Thousands are feared dead after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday. Emergency response teams from international aid agencies are now struggling to rescue people from the rubble, and many countries across the world including the US, France and the UK have promised immediate support.

The earthquake, which was followed by several aftershocks, is considered to be the strongest in more than two centuries. It struck just 10 miles southwest of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the US Geological Survey said.

Many buildings across the city have collapsed, including the presidential palace and the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Chinese media reported that eight Chinese peacekeepers died, while Jordan’s official news agency said at least three of its soldiers were killed.

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  1. HaitiTragedy on January 17, 2010 3:54 pm

    I’ve got some Haiti earthquake tragedy news to share. God, this has been a terrible disater. I’d been keeping an eye on what’s been going on because I had family there. Since the 13th, I’d been waiting to hear when the aid and relief I knew we could offer would be released and given to the Haitian community to treat the Haiti native people and tourists there. To keep other people informed because I was lacking a good source of information rather than the same videos of reporters and 30 second videos on CNN and my local news I built a website from the ground up for it and got it fully working yesterday. For more details on the tragedy please just follow the URL attached to my comment. This really has been a tragedy in Haiti and those that want or need to know more should check it out. I’ve listed some resources whereby people can donate as well. God bless and please keep the people in Haiti in your prayers and hope for their survival or do more than hope, help them.


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