2nd Haiti school collapse

Fouye - November 12 2008, 2:47 PM

5 students injured in 2nd Haiti school collapse in less than a week

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A school partially collapsed in the Haitian capital on Wednesday, injuring at least five students less than a week after the collapse of another school killed 89 people.

Portions of the Grace Divine school in Port-au-Prince came crashing down while class was in session.

As word of the incident spread, crowds of anxious parents descended along with ambulances and crews from the collapse of the College La Promesse in nearby Petionville.

No one was trapped inside and there were no deaths.

Five students were treated for injuries, the most serious of which was a broken leg, said Jean-Fetner Frederic, administrator of the nearby Canape Vert Hospital.

Two other students at another school in the area suffered minor injuries when hundreds of parents rushed the building based on a false rumour that it had collapsed, Frederic said.

The cause of the incident was unknown.

From the Canadian Press

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