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Haiti school operation no longer rescue but recovery

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Haiti school operation no longer rescue but recovery

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Emergency crews at a collapsed school in Haiti are to end their search for survivors and will soon demolish the ruins of the building where at least 87 people – mostly children – died.

Final checks are being made to ensure that no survivors are left inside the complex, which collapsed on Friday.

Four people were pulled alive from the debris on Saturday, but since then, no other survivors have been found.

There has been anger at the pace of the rescue effort – the frustration of those at the scene was clear:

“We dug with our bare hands right after the accident and now they won’t let us help them, those people down there, they are our brothers, our people, they are Haitians.” one man told reporters.

“We want to help getting people out, we can also work, but the UN troops and the police won’t let us..” said another.

Anger later spilled over into violence as people stormed the twisted wreckage of the school in a desperate attempt to speed up the search. Tensions later eased after the authorities let several dozen locals help clear the rubble under UN supervision.