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Tempers flare in flattened city as corpses litter the streets

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Tempers flare in flattened city as corpses litter the streets


Desperation now grips the survivors in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as tempers flare and people clamour, fight and loot for food and water.

In parts of the flattened city the dispossessed piled up bodies to form road blocks in a grim protest over the lack of emergency help.

The Haitian Red Cross estimates between 45,000 to 50,000 people have died and 3 million more injured or left homeless following Tuesday’s quake.

This survivor expressed his frustration:

“We have been waiting for three or four days, we can’t do anything . The president is at the airport, why does he do nothing for us? We can only do our best, but what can we do?”

A many as 7,000 victims have already been buried in a mass grave and the impoverished country has long since run out of body bags.

Corpses litter the streets and it is now a race against time to avoid the inevitable spread of disease.

International Aid is beginning to arrive, but it will take time to get to those whose needs grow greater by the hour.

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