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Hot News: Haiti Disaster Reminds 2012

Jan 18, 2010

Haiti Earth Quake has been recorded as one of the worlds major disasters. The above picture shows destruction of buildings by earthquake in Port-of-Prince, Haiti which is the country's worst earthquake since 1770.

The bodies covered with dust could be seen piled on the back of a pick-up truck as vehicles tried to ferry the injured to hospital. It was announced recently by Haiti government that about 30,000 peoples found dead their dead bodies are burned because of lack of people to bury the bodies. It was predicted that the death toll will raise to 1,30,000.

Haiti is the poor country in the western hemisphere and has suffered a number of disasters in recent days, including four hurricanes and storms in 2008 that killed hundreds.

A huge 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The extent of the devastation is still unclear but there it was the clear that it was one of the biggest natural disaster in history.

Haiti's worst quake in past two centuries hit south of the capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, wrecking the presidential palace, UN HQ and other buildings. Even the president lost his palace and now he is in a police department building.
A "large number" of UN personnel were reported missing by the organization.

"Law and order collapses in Haiti in past two days, the people starts to steal from the shops that are collapsed it seems robbery has been increased because of starvation" the President added in meet.The telephone lines ,electricity are completely collapsed. The Red Cross says up to three million people have been affected. Describing the earthquake as a "catastrophe", Haiti's envoy to the US said the cost of the damage could run into billions.

A number of nations, including the US, UK and Venezuela, are gearing up to send aid. The quake, which struck about 15km (10 miles) south-west of Port-au-Prince, was quickly followed by two strong aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude. The tremor hit at 1653 (2153 GMT) on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. Phone lines to the country failed shortly afterwards. There is still no official word on casualties and the extent of the devastation is only now becoming clearer with dawn breaking.

China has already indicated in reports in state media that eight of its peacekeepers are buried and feared dead, with another 10 unaccounted for.
The AFP news agency quoted the Jordanian army as saying three of its peacekeepers had been killed and 21 wounded. The Brazilian army said four of its peacekeepers were killed and a large number were missing. A French official told AFP about 200 people were missing in the collapsed Hotel Montana, which is popular with tourists. There have also been some reports of looting overnight.

Rachmani Domersant, an operations manager with the Food for the Poor charity, told Reuters that overnight the capital was in total darkness.

Raymond Joseph, Haiti's ambassador to the US, said the presidential palace, the tax office, the ministry of commerce and the foreign ministry had all been damaged, but the airport was intact.

He and Haiti's ambassador to Mexico, Robert Manuel, both said that President Rene Preval and his wife had survived the quake but the palace was completely collapsed.


yahya said...

I'm sorry for this incident .. may be given courage ...

January 19, 2010 at 1:04 AM
Bruce828 said...

Sad news, May GOD bless them and be with them~

January 22, 2010 at 5:27 AM
gambutku said...

nice post.:D

January 25, 2010 at 4:15 AM
free plr said...

so sad if i watch on TV

January 27, 2010 at 1:47 AM

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