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Rescuers hunt for survivors after 7.0 earthquake in Haiti

January 13, 2010 | 10:30 am

Reporting from Mexico City -- Rescuers hunted for survivors today in the shattered landscape of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, as the world geared up for a major humanitarian effort in the wake of the earthquake that devastated the desperately poor Caribbean nation.

Aid workers predicted that the death toll in Tuesday's magnitude 7 quake would reach into the thousands.

The head of the U.N. mission in Haiti and the archbishop of Port-au-Prince were reportedly among the dead as buildings including ramshackle shanties, schools and the presidential palace suffered astonishing damage.

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-- Ken Ellingwood and Tracy Wilkinson

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