Haiti’s Ground Zero: 30,000 dead and almost every building flattened in town at epicentre of earthquake

UK Daily Mail
Monday, January 18th, 2010

Time is running out in the forgotten town which was at the epicentre of the Haiti earthquake.

Leogane has been branded the quake’s ‘ground zero’, with nearly every building flattened and a third of the 100,000 population feared dead.

It is only 12 miles west of the capital Port-au-Prince and had received no aid since last Tuesday’s disaster until a team of 40 British search and rescue workers arrived yesterday.

Frustrated men gathered at the weekend brandishing machetes and clubs, ready to fight for a town they said the world has forgotten.

All along the cracked highway to the blighted town, where 90 per cent of the buildings have been destroyed, people

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