Haitians flee wrecked capital

Thousands flee Haiti's devasted capital as officials vow to provide safer shelter.



    Haitians are fleeing their quake-ravaged capital by the hundreds of thousands, as government officials vow to move them from squalid conditions into safer, cleaner tent cities.

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    Aid officials said more than 130,000 Haitians have crammed into buses, provided by the government, to escape the shattered capital Port-au-Prince.

    More than 150,000 people have been confirmed dead in the Port-au-Prince area alone following Haiti's devastating earthquake.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports on the journey out of Port-au-Prince, home to 600,000 people living in makeshift tents and temporary shelters.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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