Frantic relatives of people believed trapped in the rubble of a collapsed school picked at the ruins with shovels and hammers Sunday before being pushed back by police amid new safety concerns.
U.S. and French rescue teams raised alarms that vibration from power generators could cause pieces of concrete at the site to shake loose and fall from the damaged hillside structure, causing more casualties. But when the teams pulled back from the scene Sunday, families, volunteers and firefighters moved in on their own, forcing police to step in and move them back.
An unknown number of people remained trapped in the wreckage of the College La Promesse Evangelique. At least 84 people have been reported killed and another 150 injured when the three-story building collapsed Friday during a celebration of the school's birthday. Read full article »