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01/15/2010

Heartbreaking

By Eyewitness News reporter Marcus Solis

It’s clichéd to say “You have to see it to believe it,” but in this case it’s really true. The scope of the damage here, the sheer magnitude of the devastation is hard to explain. My job is to give you a sense of how bad things are, but it seems impossible to accurately convey how bad they are. The quake didn’t devastate just one neighborhood or one part of town; virtually all of Port Au Prince is in ruins. The desperation is mounting as people wait for the aid to be distributed. As we were driving through town
tonight two young boys grabbed onto the side of our car - while it was moving--begging for water. What made it even sadder was that we were out of it and had none to give. It’s all so incredibly sad.

Marcus Solis

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