Thousands Feared Dead in 'Total Disaster'
President's palace among scores of collapsed buildings
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2010 8:41 PM CST
A damaged building is seen after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, today.   (AP Photo/Radio Tele Ginen)
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(Newser) – The presidential palace and the United Nations field headquarters are among the buildings that have partially or completely collapsed in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, tonight after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake and series of major aftershocks that hit the island nation. “There must be thousands of people dead,” a spokeswoman for a relief group tells the Telegraph of a colleague’s first-hand account. “He reported that it was just total disaster and chaos, that there were clouds of dust surrounding Port-au-Prince.”

 

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