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Aid to Start Arriving in Haiti After Earthquake

The United Nations says the airport in Haiti's capital is operational and aid will start arriving there soon. The UN also announced 5 people were killed in their headquarters when it collapsed in the earthquake and over 100 missing, including the mission chief. The International Federation of Red Cross says up to 3 million people have been affected by yesterday's 7.0-magnitude quake. Tens of thousands have lost their homes, and many have lost their lives. Destroyed communications are making it impossible to learn the extent of destruction. Also unknown is the number of dead lying among thousands of collapsed buildings in Haiti's capital. Survivors have been coping with a series of aftershocks. China is reporting that eight of its peacekeepers were killed, and Jordan says it lost three. Much of Haiti's National Palace has been flattened. But a government official says Haitian President Rene Preval and his wife survived the disaster. He gave no further details. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)