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article imageFour Children Pulled From The Rubble At Haiti School Collapse

By KJ Mullins     Nov 8, 2008 in World
As the death toll mounts at the Haitian school that collapsed on Friday four children were pulled out of the rubble alive on Saturday. There are 88 confirmed deaths.
The children ranged in age from 3 to a teenager. They appeared to be in good health other than the 3-year-old having a cut on her head. The toddler was alert and drinking juice.
search teams arrived from the United States and France on Saturday hoping to dig more survivors out of the rubble that once was the College La Promesse in suburban Port-au-Prince.
On Friday the school was in the midst of a party when the three floors tumbled down. Because of the celebration the students were not wearing their normal school uniforms. That change in dress code is hampering the identification process.
Parents stood waiting for news with pictures of their beloved children clutched in their hands. Riot police had to chase away some who crossed the yellow tape to dig in the rubble.
Doctors Without Borders is on the site treating more than 80 of the survivors.
As more than 38 search and rescue officials looked for survivors four specially trains canines from Virgina scoured the area.
On Friday the voices of trapped children were heard beneath the rubble. As neighbours attempted to pass the children cookies the ruined shifted once more crashing down on the students. That was the last time their voices cried out.
The buildings shoddy workmanship is being blamed for the collapse. It is thought that many of the structures in Haiti are at risk for a similar disaster.
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