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4 children die as Haiti classroom collapses

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Boulder falls on top of classroom in Cap-Haitien
  • Area was not affected by January 12 earthquake
  • Children killed were third-graders age 8 and 9
  • 1 child hurt, others accounted for, but rubble is being searched
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  • Haiti
  • Haiti Earthquake

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- A classroom collapsed on students in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Monday morning, killing four children and injuring one other, police said.

A boulder fell on top of the classroom in the Carrenage area of the northern coastal city of Cap-Haitien, Regional Police Director Anasse Dorival said. Dorival did not say where the boulder came from. There have been rains in the area recently.

The U.S. Coast Guard has said that Cap-Haitien was not directly affected by the January 12 earthquake that rocked the island nation.

The children killed Monday were third-graders age 8 and 9.

All the other children were accounted for, Dorival said. But police were still clearing and searching through the rubble Monday afternoon, and had been since they were called at 11 a.m., to ensure no one was trapped.

CNN's Ingrid Formanek contributed to this report.

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