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Haiti: death toll rising

According to reports, the death toll following the earthquake is rising rapidly.

Haiti's president tonight issued a desperate appeal for international aid following the earthquake that has devastated his country, as fears grew that the death toll could rise above 100,000.

René Préval said the damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 tremor was ‘un-imaginable’ and appealed for help, describing hearing the screams of those trapped under collapsed buildings while he and his wife stepped over bodies lying in the streets.

Wreckage in Haiti

The AssociatedPress video below provides a close look at the collapsed buildings and wreckage in Haiti.

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