HAITI: University rector reports on quake devastation
"Here's the situation..." he continues in a statement posted on websites, including that of Professor Norman Girvan, a research fellow at the University of West Indies Graduate Institute of International Relations in St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
"I stopped searching for survivors for good and I am finally able to extract those corpses that have been identified: five students from the faculty of education, including two priests from the Salesiens congregation, a monk and a nun from the St Croix congregation, a lecturer, an engineer and two gardeners. We will find out this morning if there are more victims that can be identified.
"The corpses are badly decomposed and we had to turn a water tank into a grave, in the botanical garden. This location will become a mausoleum dedicated to the victims of the earthquake."
Full statement on Norman Girvan's site