10:30pm Haiti Update: Quake Aid Snarled; Up to 50,000 Feared Dead

Dozens of aid flights have arrived in Haiti, but the small damaged airport, poor roads and a damaged port are slowing the delivery of aid. The airport is short on jet fuel and ramp space. The control tower was destroyed by Tuesday's killer quake. Flight operations have been taken over by the U.S. military. The international Red Cross estimates 45,000 to 50,000 people have been killed. Hard-pressed recovery teams have resorted to using bulldozers to transport loads of dead. Uncounted bodies litter the streets in the 80-degree heat. And dust-caked arms of lifeless victims reach from ruins. Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers are organizing mass burials. The injured, meanwhile, are waiting for treatment in makeshift holding areas outside the General Hospital where the stench from piles of dead is inescapable. Frustration is beginning to mount among some desperate for water and food. Some are scavenging flattened shops looking for provisions. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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