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Haiti's government calls off search and rescue

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti(AP)

Haiti's government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over.  The United Nations announced Saturday that there is little hope for finding survivors 11 days after much of the capitol was reduced to piles of concrete and dust.

Starting now the focus will be on providing shelter and medical treatment. Some 132 people were pulled alive from beneath collapsed buildings by international search and rescue teams in the January 12th disaster.

About 609,000 people are homeless in the capital's metropolitan area, and the United Nations estimates that up to 1 million could leave Haiti's destroyed cities for rural areas.

More on this story tonight on the FOX19 Ten O'Clock News with Regina Russo

 

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