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Nine injured in second Haiti school collapse

Part of a school has given way in the Haitian capital, injuring nine, less than a week after another deadly collapse.

A school has partially collapsed in the Haitian capital, injuring nine people, less than a week after another school collapse killed at least 89. Portions of the Grace Divine school in Port-au-Prince came crashing down today while class was in session. Port-au-Prince Building Inspector Edouard Ernseau says two students were hospitalised with severe head injuries. Seven others outside the school suffered minor injuries. No one was trapped in the rubble. The cause was not immediately known. But Haiti's president recently warned that many buildings in the country are at risk because of poor construction and lax oversight.

Friday's collapse of College La Promesse killed at least 89 people. * AP