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Thousands feared dead as major quake strikes Haiti

A major earthquake rocked Haiti, killing possibly thousands of people as it toppled the presidential palace and hillside shanties alike and leaving the poor Caribbean nation appealing for international help. A five-story U.N. building was also brought down Tuesday by the 7.0 magnitude quake, the most powerful to hit Haiti in more than 200 years according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Reuters television footage from the capital, Port-au-Prince, showed scenes of chaos on the streets with people ...
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Added January 13, 2010
from Businessday Nigeria