Grim Search Continues, Death Toll Still Unknown

Haiti's president fears the death toll from Tuesday's major earthquake will be in the tens of thousands. No one knows the number of dead or wounded. In any case, a mere number can't convey the devastation that stretches for miles.

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And the major story we're following this morning is the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. NPR's Carrie Kahn has been walking around the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince this morning.

CARRIE KAHN: I'm on a hillside right now that is just collapsed building on collapsed building and rebars sticking out. You see limbs, you see bodies hanging out, you see relatively desperately trying to save - to get their (unintelligible) very few people still alive we've come across.

INSKEEP: That's one glimpse of Port-au-Prince from NPR's Carrie Kahn, who tells us the destruction reaches as far as she can see. And we'll hear more from Carrie throughout the day.

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