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Feb 15, 2010 3:56 PM

Red Cross says 3 die in Haitian school collapse

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A Red Cross official says a school has collapsed in northern Haiti, killing three children.

Red Cross spokesman Pericles Jean-Baptiste says the children were in the school when a wall collapsed at about noon Monday in the city of Cap-Haitien, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of the country's quake-shattered capital.

Officials say the area saw heavy rains and a small earthquake overnight, though the cause of the collapse is not immediately clear. The quake was not recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude-7 quake on Jan. 12 near Port-au-Prince killed
roughly 200,000 people.

Schools reopened last week in the north but they remain closed in the capital.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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