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Quake devastates Haiti capital…

The Haitian presidential palace stands in ruins in Port-au-Prince after a huge earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation.
(AFP/Lisandro Suero)
The Haitian presidential palace stands in ruins in Port-au-Prince after a huge earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation. (AFP/Lisandro Suero)

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[Photo Credit] The Haitian presidential palace stands in ruins in Port-au-Prince after a huge earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation.

(AFP/Lisandro Suero)


The entire world waits breathlessly for news from Port au Prince, Haiti this morning after yesterday afternoon's 7.0 magnitude earthquake that left the capital city in shambles with most of its infrastructure laying among the rubble. After several hurricanes had already severely damaged the island, this monster of an earthquake has simply left an unknown number of dead and injured, while rescue efforts are underway to pull the dead and injured from beneath the rubble.


However, it is dark right now in Haiti, thus complicating rescue efforts. In most of the area there are no telephones, no cell service and power is out throughout the area. At least one of the area hospitals has collapsed and there preliminary reports of people screaming from beneath the rubble.


The United States has mustered a massive rescue effort, but they, too, are awaiting daylight before entering the disaster zone. The few pictures of the aftermath of the quake in the words of one seismologist familiar with the area is one of “death and mayhem”.


As always seems the case, whenever disaster strikes anywhere around the world, US-led efforts are underway. However, even they are waiting for daylight to see how badly things stand. Even our few pictures and images of Haiti all seem to be awaiting daylight.


For now, all we can do is await daylight and then perhaps the prayers for the dead.


Dave




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