Haiti School Colapse At Least 75 Students Dead

Fouye - November 8 2008, 12:44 PM

A three story School building in Haiti colapsed yesterday in Petion Ville Haiti and at least 75 Haitian school children are dead.

College La Promesse in Petion Ville is a three-story school building in Haiti.

College La Promesse came crashing carshing down while there roughly 500 shool children and teenagers typically crowded into the three-story building.

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Caption: A person caught in the rubble is helped out after a school collapsed in Petionville, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. The 'La Promesse' school where roughly 500 students crowded into several floors, collapsed during classes killing at least 30 people and injuring many more.

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Caption: A person climbs out from under the rubble of a school after it collapsed in Petionville, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. The concrete school building collapsed during classes, killing at least 30 people and injuring many more students.

Haitian President Rene Preval told The Associated Press that structures throughout Haiti are at similar risk because of poor construction and a lack of government oversight.

Government oversight?

Rene Preval is the President of Haiti!

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Mauclair Simon says...

It is time for the Haitian government to create a commission to regulate the construction industry if such commission... more »

Pernel Adonis says...

This news make me very sad because I was going to schools in Haiti too also its my native country I love this country... more »

Addie says...

how many student in total attended that school? more »

Gadsefh says...

officialement l'ecole herbergeait 800 etudiants temoignage d'un parent. Personne ne sait encore combien il y a de... more »

Gadsefh says...

Derniere nouvelle, on est samedi 8 novembre 20h59, je viens d'entendre une reprise du reportage sur tele guinen et... more »

Pierre says...

They didn't say how may kids attended the school but they mentioned roughly 500 haitian students were in the school... more »

Boniface Zebo Correspt De Press says...

une tragedies de plus pour nos freres et soeurs,parents,familles soyons unient pour que cela ne ce reproduisent plus... more »

Taty says...

I think this story is one of the saddest stories we heard everyday about our motherland Haiti. My heart and prayer... more »

Haitian 4 Ever says...

The government should not be blame for this. The people need to start taking responsibilities for destroying the... more »

Stanley Leonard says...

I was shocked,upset and surprised after I had learned about what had happened in Petion- Ville last week I couldn't... more »