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Haiti Update..

The largest aftershock since the killer quake struck on January 12 rattled masses camping on the streets but appeared not to cause any new destruction or slow international relief bolstered by increasing numbers of U.S. troops.

The 6.1 magnitude aftershock at daybreak sent shrieking Haitians running from buildings and walls fearing a repeat of the magnitude 7 earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people eight days ago.

“Things started shaking. We were really afraid. People came out into the street,” said Victor Jean Rossiny, a law student living in the street. “We have nothing here, not even water.”

Desperate and hungry residents of Port-au-Prince have been sleeping outdoors because their homes were destroyed last week or out of fear of aftershocks.


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