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Missionary describes tragic scene in Haiti

By Philippe Djegal - email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas family currently living in Haiti, are based just outside of the capital of Port-au-Prince. Earlier Wednesday, they drove to the capital to tour the wreckage.

The Snow family heads the Haitian branch of Youth with a Mission (YWAM). We are told all YWAM members based in Haiti are safe and uninjured.

However, Wayne Snow, born in Tyler, but raised in Haiti, says aftershocks have been causing serous damage, leaving hundreds dead in the streets.

"Along the sides of the roads they have...bodies that are just piled up along the sides of the roads, and the hospital has been damaged by the earthquake," said Snow. "So, they're having issues taking in injured. And, right now, we've seen the bodies pile up on the outside of the hospital as well as in the courtyard."

According to the Snow family, both the Canadian and U.S. embassies are still standing. Wayne says American helicopters have been flying around all day accessing the damage. One of the biggest issues right now, is keeping the population hydrated. There is a lack of purified water. Many people are drinking from the rivers, which is unsanitary.

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