Schoolhouse Horror in Haiti

A school in the Haitian town of Petionville, near Port-au-Prince, collapsed on Friday, killing 50 students. One report indicated that as many as 200 more students were still trapped in the rubble Friday night. Haitian President Rene Preval visited the site and said that “heard and saw with my own eyes children appealing for help.” Rescue efforts are complicated by poor roads near the school and the fact that Port-au-Prince currently has only one functioning hospital.