Death toll in Haiti school collapse climbs to 82
The death toll from a school collapse in Haiti climbed to 82 Saturday, after rescue workers found 21 bodies in a classroom, President Rene Preval said, according to Clarens Renois of the Haitian Press Network, CNN reports.
The bodies included a teacher and 20 students, Preval said, according to Renois.
The president was on the scene early Saturday with members of his Cabinet, Renois said. There were as many as 700 students in the College La Promesse Evang elique when the building collapsed around 10 a.m. Friday, officials said.
Some were in class and others were on a playground, Haitian media reported. About 100 to 200 students could be still trapped inside, Renois said, and more than 100 are injured.