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Haiti earthquake: Thousands feared dead
A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean
nation of Haiti.
President Rene Preval has said thousands of people are feared dead following a
huge quake which has devastated the country's capital.
Describing the scene in the capital as "unimaginable", he
said: "Parliament has collapsed. The tax office has collapsed. Schools have
collapsed. Hospitals have collapsed.
"There are a lot of schools that have a lot of dead people in
Mr Preval said the UN mission chief in Haiti was among the
dead, but the UN cannot confirm this. It said 14 other UN staff had died and 56
Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told US network CNN he
believed more than 100,000 people had died.
The Red Cross says up to three million people are affected.
Describing the earthquake as a "catastrophe", Haiti's envoy to the US said
the cost of the damage could run into billions.
Haiti's worst quake in two centuries hit south of the capital Port-au-Prince
on Tuesday, wrecking the presidential palace, UN HQ and other buildings.
Many people have spent the night outside amid fears of more aftershocks.
A number of nations, including the US, UK and Venezuela, are gearing up to
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