School Collapses in Haiti
A collapsed school in Haiti has claimed 75 lives Saturday, as crews continue to search for survivors The New York Times reports.
Rene Preval, Haiti's president, said that poor construction was to blame for the collapse on Friday of the concrete College La Promesse Evangelique in Petionville.
Around 500 children and teenagers typically crowd into the three-story building.
Preval said that structures throughout Haiti face similar risks because of poor construction and a lack of oversight.
More than 80 people were being treated by Doctors Without Borders, many with serious injuries.
CNN is reporting that rescue workers have pulled two uninjured children from the rubble of the collapse, said a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
CNN is also reporting that the death toll is now 82, with the discovery of bodies in a classroom.
It is thought that 100 to 200 students could still be trapped inside.