9 injured in 2nd Haiti school collapse

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- 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 Wednesday while class was in session.

Port-au-Prince Building Inspector Edouard Ernseau says two students were hospitalized 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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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