2nd Haiti collapsed, injuring 8
A school partially collapsed in the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince Wednesday, injuring at least eight students and causing panic less than five days after a larger school collapse killed more than 90 people, the Associate Press reported through Yahoo! News.
Portions of the concrete ceiling fell from, the second-story floor collapsed, and a wall partially fell while class was in session at Grace Divine school. There were no deaths.
Seven students and an adult were treated for minor injuries, said U.N. peacekeeping mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe.
As word of the collapse spread, crowds of anxious parents and onlookers descended along with ambulances and crews from the deadly Friday collapse of the College La Promesse in nearby Petionville, including members of a U.S. search and rescue team from Fairfax County, Virginia.
Parents and others arrived at the collapse shortly after, along with ambulances and crews from the Friday collapse of the College La Promesse in Petionville, which included members of a U.S. search and rescue team from Fairfax County, Virginia.
U.N. peacekeepers arrived to keep the crowd of thousands under control, stopping them from entering the narrow concrete passageway leading to the school.
Recent heavy rains may have weakened the concrete structure, city building inspector Edouard Ernseau said.