Friday, November 7, 2008

Tragedy in Port-au-Prince

A large school in the Petionville area of Port-au-Prince collapsed this morning while students were attending classes. United Nations Security personnel were working feverishly to remove the rubble and save lives. Their efforts are hampered by the area shanty towns surrounding the school and a steep ravine and the lack of any organized rescue infrastructure in country. At least thirty children are dead. Another sad tragedy for our Haitian brothers and sisters. Please keep them in your prayers.

1 comment:

  1. Father Marc, I hope all the construction at Espwa is above and beyond what local standards are. This is such a tragedy. I would hate to ever see anything similar at Espwa.