Hundreds feared dead in Haiti quake.Summary: More than 100,000 people are feared dead following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti.
More than 100,000 people are feared dead following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti.
Many buildings including the UN headquarters in the capital Port-au-Prince were demolished de·mol·ish
tr.v. de·mol·ished, de·mol·ish·ing, de·mol·ish·es
1. To tear down completely; raze.
2. To do away with completely; put an end to.
3. in the most powerful earthquake to strike the Caribbean island in more than 200 years.
Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said he believed well over 100,000 people could have died.
President Rene Preval called the damage "unimaginable" and described stepping over dead bodies and hearing the cries of those trapped in the collapsed Parliament building.
The quake's epicentre epicentre
Point on the surface of the Earth that is directly above the source (or focus) of an earthquake. There the effects of the earthquake usually are most severe. See also seismology. was only ten miles from Port-au-Prince. About 4 million people live in the city and surrounding sur·round
tr.v. sur·round·ed, sur·round·ing, sur·rounds
1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.
n. area. Many people slept outside on the ground, away from weakened walls, as aftershocks as powerful as 5.9 shook the city.
US President Barack Obama said his "thoughts and prayers" were with the people of Haiti and pledged "unwavering support."
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