Thursday, February 25, 2010

Aftershocks rocking the Capital

AHP News - Feb. 22, 2010 - Eng. Translation (Unofficial)
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Port-au-Prince, Feb. 22, 2010 – (AHP)-

The two strong aftershocks felt Monday in Port-au-Prince and other parts of the country revived traumatic memories of the experience of the deadly
earthquake of January 12 that may have caused up to 300,000 deaths.

The first tremor,measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, occurred at approximately 4:36 a.m., causing anxiety among the survivors living in makeshift shelters as well as those who had begun to return home if their dwellings were spared in the earthquake. Everyone was startled awake.

And the second tremor felt in late morning was enough to put the population already confronting all sorts of difficulties into a state of high alert.

While there was no immediate report of damage in Port-au-Prince, several students were injured, some of them seriously, in the community of Les Irois (in the South-West Department).

Gripped with fear as the tremor struck, all the students of the Saint-Matin de Porrès High School tried to flee the classrooms at the same time, which created a chaotic situation.

Some of the students fell at that moment and were trampled by their classmates. Efforts were underway to transport the injured to the Saint-Antoine Hospital in Jérémie.

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