Toll in Haiti Collapse Hits 75

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2008 12:21 PM CST
A map locates Petionville, Haiti, where a high school collapsed.
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(Newser) – The death toll in the Haitian school collapse has risen to 75, the AP reports. The mayor of the Port-au-Prince suburb where it occurred said 17 dead students have been found so far today. Another 80 are being treated for injuries, many of them serious, and hundreds more children could have been in the building. Haiti’s president warned that structures all over the country were at risk of failure because of poor construction.