Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Haiti: More tragedy as school collapse kills four children

As if they haven't suffered enough.

AFP reports A school partially collapsed in north Haiti after a mudslide, killing four children.

The collapse occurred in Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second city located along the Atlantic Coast that was largely unaffected by the quake, which left the capital Port-au-Prince in ruins, a civil protection service official said.

The civil protection official said heavy rains were to blame for the mid-afternoon school collapse.

"The accident was caused by four days of rain that caused a mudslide," said the official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give out the information.

He said the primary school partially collapsed, leaving "four dead and two injured." All were children.

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