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    Soraya

    et tout ayitien mwen yo..ki sa ou ponce de sa ki te rive na ayiti?? ke'm kase oui

    Death toll rises to 94 in Haiti school collapse

    By JONATHAN M. KATZ – 5 hours ago

    PETIONVILLE, Haiti (AP) — U.S., French and Haitian firefighters used sonar, cameras and dogs Monday in the search for victims at a collapsed Haitian school, but as the stench of death rose from the wreckage, they no longer expected to find anyone else alive.

    Three days after the concrete building suddenly collapsed during a children's party, killing at least 94 students and adults and severely injuring 150 more, Capt. Michael Istvan of Fairfax County, Va., said the chance of more survivors was remote. He also said the death toll won't likely go much higher.

    Several bodies were pulled out Monday, caked in concrete dust, and radar and cameras located several more.

    But there have been no indications of survivors since four children were pulled from the wreckage Saturday morning, said Daniel Vigee, head of a Martinique-based French rescue team.

    Rescuers were probing spots where neighbors claimed to have heard voices or received cell phone calls from trapped survivors, without success. Finally, before dawn Monday, they opened up new areas to search by tearing down a two-story high concrete slab that had been hanging precariously since the collapse.

    Istvan's firefighters were flown in by the U.S. Agency for International Development, and an eight-person military team from the U.S. Southern Command also helped. They had warned that removing the wall could be too dangerous to rescuers and any potential survivors, but Haitians removed it anyway using hand-held power tools as hopes dimmed.

    It was unclear how many people were in the building when it collapsed, though the school is believed to have had about 500 students. Haitian officials said some had time to escape when it began to fall, and it was not known how many were pulled out unharmed on Friday.

    Some students weren't at the school during the collapse because La Promesse was holding a party requiring a donation 25 gourdes (63 cents) that poorer families could not afford, said Deputy Steven Benoit, who represents the area in the Chamber of Deputies.

    "A lot of students had their lives saved because they couldn't get in," Benoit said.

    The tragedy at the school — built along a ravine in a slum below a relatively wealthy enclave near Port-au-Prince — has brought more attention to chronic poverty in Haiti, where neighborhoods rise up in chaotic jigsaws and building codes are widely ignored.

    President Rene Preval has made several visits to the disaster site, blaming the collapse on constant government turnover and a general disrespect for the law.

    "There is a code already, but they don't follow it. What we need is political stability," Preval told the AP.

    More than 1.8 million of Haiti's 9 million people, according to one lawmaker's estimate, live in ramshackle slums that blanket mountainsides with squalid homes, shabby churches and poorly constructed schools like the one that tumbled down Friday.

    Anger and frustration over the painstakingly slow pace of the rescue effort has boiled over. On Sunday, about 100 people rushed the wreckage and began trying to pull down the massive concrete slab. Thousands of onlookers cheered them before Haitian police and U.N. peacekeepers drove them back with batons and riot shields.

    The school's owner and builder, Protestant preacher Fortin Augustin, turned himself in to authorities Saturday on charges of involuntary manslaughter, police spokesman Garry Desrosier said. Minister of Justice and Public Security Jean Joseph Exume said the case was still being investigated but the owner could face up to life in prison.

    Neighbors said they have long complained that the three-story school concrete block building was unsafe, and people living nearby have been trying to sell their homes since part of it collapsed eight years ago.

    "You can see that some sections just have one iron (reinforcing) bar. That's not enough to hold it," said 55-year-old Notez Pierre-Louis, who pulled her children out and sent them to a less expensive school. "I said all the time, one day this is going to fall on my house."

    Houses immediately below the school were destroyed in the collapse. Pierre-Louis' home, farther down the hill, was spared.

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    mwen pa kone si ap rive nan peyi nou!

    really such a shame, u wonder things will ever improve

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    Pou mwen mem, mwen pa ka konpran ki jan ayisien kité péyi'an rivé nan état sa.
    m'ap mandé mwen ki lè n'ap konpran ke nou mwen sèl ka changé sitiyation ayiti.

    daprè mwen gin trop magoullè nan péyi a. politicien yo pa gin anken sens patriotic,
    yo just vlé rampli poche yo. Ti peuple lan mwen ap pasé mizè, ap mangé tè, ap mouri.

    dè fois mwen senti mwen tèlman nèvé avek tou sa kap pasé an ayiti.
    si vrémen vré ké école sa té mal bati, ké moun yo té fouré mété kob lan nan poche
    yo pou yo fè wè, fè gran nèg, fè gran pan pan. police t'a doué arété'yo et al fè u mangé tè nan prizon.

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    sad

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    ke'm fe mal oui!!

    tout joune m'ap cherche nouvelle in hopes that yo jwen survivors but the casualty rate keeps on going higher and higher...

    miche-a ki bati l'ecole la c'est un pasteur oui

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    mwen te konin on moun ki rété fontamara 27 ou on bagay konsa, just dévan lam mè an. té gin on pastè ki té rélé shiba, li té gin on ti bout églize. mwen pa kon kijan li té fè, li té fini ap ginyin anpil moun nan l'églize li an. nèg sa té bati on gro mamam églize avek on école. gran pè ki son achitèk et "contre-maitre" te bati anpil kay moun gro zouzoune yo. gran pè al wè pastè an pou'l di'l ke moun yo ap mal konstri églize lan, pastè just di li ké li pa ka achté pi bon materiau pace ke li besion kob lan pou fami li. nèg sa tap roulé nan gros machin, ap maché kan kou li té on roi. li pap mem wont pou di on bagay konsa.



    Quote Originally Posted by haitiandiva View Post
    ke'm fe mal oui!!

    tout joune m'ap cherche nouvelle in hopes that yo jwen survivors but the casualty rate keeps on going higher and higher...

    miche-a ki bati l'ecole la c'est un pasteur oui

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    This is really jacked up.


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    WTF apparently yesterday a second school collapse but luckily no one was killed

    MEXICO CITY, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were slightly injured Wednesday in another school collapse in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, according to reports reaching here from Port-au-Prince.

    This was the second such accident in Haiti within one week. On Friday, more than 90 people were killed in the collapse of CollegeLa Promesse in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince.

    The latest mishap happened when portions of a concrete ceiling at Grace Divine school in Port-au-Prince crashed down and walls partly gave way. But as the 100-odd students of the school were in the recreation yard when it happened, no one was trapped inside the two-story concrete structure and there were no deaths.

    According to preliminary reports, seven students and an adult were treated for minor injuries.

    Word of the collapse caused panic among parents, who rushed to the school to pull children out of the school. Ambulances and crews that were handling Friday's deadly collapse of the College La Promesse in nearby Petionville also came to the scene to help.

    The cause of the incident was not immediately known.

    On Friday, the three-floor building at College La Promesse, which had some 700 elementary and secondary students, collapsed during class time, killing about 90 people, while leaving unknown numbers of students, teachers and others trapped under the debris.

    Authorities have not unveiled the causes of the collapse, which was termed by Haitian Education Minister Joel Jean Pierre as a "national catastrophe."

    Local police and firemen, as well as officials of the United Nations peacekeeping forces were still trying to rescue the victims.


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