3:00pm Disaster in Haiti Update: Bodies Piled Along Roads With Thousands Feared Dead

The scene is one of death and devastation throughout Port au Prince, as aftershocks continue to rattle Haiti's capital today. People have piled the dead along the streets, some covered with plastic tarps or cotton streets. Next to flattened schools lie the bodies of children. Injured people are sitting along roadsides, hoping that doctors and aid will come. There is no official count, but President Rene Preval says he believes the death toll from yesterday's magnitude 7.0 earthquake is in the thousands. One leading senator tells The Associated Press that half a million people could be dead, though he acknowledges that nobody knows for sure. The International Red Cross says a third of Haiti's 9 million people may need emergency aid, though again it could take days for a clear picture of the damage to emerge. Among the known dead is the Roman Catholic archbishop of Port au Prince. The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission is among the missing. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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