Wednesday, November 12, 2008

9 Injured in a 2nd School Collapse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

A second school has collapsed in central Port-AU-Prince, Haiti, a top Red Cross official has confirmed. 


CNN is reporting that a Red Cross Official has stated that another school has collapsed in Central Port-Au-Prince.  Our contact is a Mission to Haiti Missionary who has built schools in the area.  Following this tragedy one wonders if the 3 hurricanes this season caused some structural damage.


Update 2100 hrs ET -





PORT-AU-PRINCE -- A second school in Haiti has partially collapsed, injuring nine people.


Portions of the Grace Divine school in Canape Vert came crashing down Wednesday while class was in session, authorities said.


Port-au-Prince Building Inspector Edouard Ernseau said two students were hospitalized with severe head injuries.


Seven others outside the school suffered minor injuries. No one was trapped in the rubble.








Update 12:49 pm ET - 9 injured in 2nd Haiti school collapse





Portions of the Grace Divine school in Port-au-Prince came crashing down Wednesday while class was in session.


Port-au-Prince Building Inspector Edouard Ernseau says two students were hospitalized with severe head injuries.


Seven others outside the school suffered minor injuries. No one was trapped in the rubble.


The cause was not immediately known. But Haiti's president recently warned that many buildings in the country are at risk because of poor construction and lax oversight.







Update 12:33 pm ET- Haitian Radio speculates that the collapse comes following heavy rains on Tuesday.


Update- 12:29 pm ET-





PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CNN) -- A second school collapsed in Haiti on Wednesday in central Port-au-Prince, a top Red Cross official has confirmed.


Dr. Jean Pierre Guiteau, executive officer of the Haitian Red Cross, told CNN there are casualties at the Grace Divine Primary and Secondary School.


No further information was available.







Update 12:28 ET -Second school collapses in Haiti: reports





PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) — A second school collapsed in Haitian city of Port-au-Prince on Wednesda radio reports said


The reports said people had been injured in the new collapse


The accident came after heavy rains hit the capital late on Tuesday in what is one of the world's poorest countries.







More structures could collapse in Haiti




andscape, and many fear the recent school collapse is a sign of things to come. President Rene Préval said constant turnover in the government and poor oversight by inspectors are responsible for the collapse. "There is a code already, but they don't follow it," he said. "What we need is political stability." Toronto Star, The (11/10)





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