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Haiti - Jacmel : 2 new false quakes, at least 10 injured
20/10/2010 10:01:30

Haiti - Jacmel : 2 new false quakes, at least 10 injured
At least eight people were injured, at Lycée Pinchinat of Jacmel in the second vacation. This is the heavy toll of a false earthquake that occurred Tuesday afternoon October 19, 2010, during the passage from a helicopter above the Lycée Pinchina, a building of 2 floors.

Feeling the ground vibrate, teachers and students immediately thought it was an aftershock, panicked many of them, who were upstairs, jumped to the balcony, teachers and students, certain, were seriously wounded with the ankles while other students were trampled in the movement of panic.

Jean Marc Marcelin, censor at the Lycée Pinchinat of Jacmel, in an interview granted to Haitilibre said it was seeking from the Haitian government to build emergency transitional shelters at the Lycée Pinchinat to facilitate the smooth running of the school the academic year 2010 to 2011. "We have a part of the school that works in tents, as we do not have enough, we are forced to use the concrete building", he said.

Some teachers interviewed on the subject, expressed their concern when they work inside the Lycée. "We told the officials of the direction that this space is not suitable since the earthquake" They ask the Departmental Director of Education of South-East, the Normale Mark Elder Charles, to take steps to find another local can accommodate the Lycée Pinchinat. "Otherwise we will observe a work stoppage", they said.

The day before this tragedy, Monday, 18 October, another panic situation had prevailed in the Evangelical Christian School of Jacmel (primary section), located on Rue Petion, near the thermal plant of EDH. This time, it was the vibration caused by engine start of the plant, which had been the trigger for a panic among students and teachers "My mistress was the first to vacate" explained to HaitiLibre a young girl of the class of 3rd fundamental year.

Parents of students who learned the news had traveled quickly on the scene to retrieve their children. Fortunately, this time, this false earthquake caused no casualties.

Maire Pierre, director of the Evangelical Christian School has announced that a meeting would be held with parents in the coming days to educate them on how to behave in case of seismic activity.

These fake earthquakes become very common in Jacmel, since the school opened. After the fake earthquake (caused by the passage of a bulldozer last October 12), at the Collège Saint Louis de Jacmel located on Barranquilla who had more than 10 wounded, two other incidents, demonstrate, if require the significant trauma that affects the people of Jacmel since the seism of last January.

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