Hundreds feared dead in Haiti's worst earthquake in 200 years

Haitians walk past damaged buildings in Port-au-Prince, 12 Jan 2010 (PHOTO: AFP)

(AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Haiti’s capital on Tuesday with withering force, toppling everything from simple shacks to the ornate National Palace and the headquarters of UN peacekeepers. The dead and injured lay in the streets even as strong aftershocks rippled through the impoverished Caribbean country.

Associated Press journalists based in Port-au-Prince said the damage from the quake – the most powerful to hit Haiti in more than 200 years – is staggering even in a country accustomed to tragedy and disaster.

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