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Russian rescuers save 2 more survivors of Haiti quake

RIA Novosti


PORT-AU-PRINCE (Haiti), January 19 (RIA Novosti) - Russian rescuers have pulled two more people from rubble in the quake-hit Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, in addition to six survivors saved during the previous rescue effort.

The January 12 earthquake devastated the impoverished Caribbean nation, with estimates of the number of dead ranging up to 200,000. Three million people may have been affected and countries around the world are sending aid.

"Two more people have been rescued [by the Russian team] in the last three hours. They have been pulled from rubble of a collapsed building," said Salavat Mingaliyev, the head of Russia's rescue mission in Haiti.

Meanwhile, Russian doctors in Haiti have treated more than 100 earthquake survivors in the past few days.

A mobile emergency hospital was flown into the quake-stricken country on one of the first Russian aid planes and has been deployed on the territory of the Port-au-Prince Police Academy.

Despite a statement by international security forces that they are unable to guarantee the safety of rescue workers at night, the rescue operation is ongoing.

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