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17274: (Chamberlain) Collapsing building kills four in Haiti (fwd)
From: Greg Chamberlain <GregChamberlain@compuserve.com>
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A building collapsed in a
crowded marketplace in Haiti's capital, killing four people and injuring at
least eight others, witnesses said on Friday.
The front section of a brick and wood building suddenly crumbled
Thursday afternoon in a Port-au-Prince district full of merchants selling
goods at makeshift wooden stands along the road. A crowd of about a
thousand people gathered, some frantically searching for loved ones.
A bulldozer dug through the rubble and rescue teams searched for
victims. Police repeatedly pushed back the crowd with plastic rods and wood
planks to keep them out of harm's way in case more of the building
collapsed, an officer at the site said.