1,000 trucks for 1,000 days will be able to clear Port-au-Prince rubble

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London, Feb 16 (ANI): Haiti president Rene Preval has said that it will take 1,000 trucks moving rubble for 1,000 days to clear the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince hit by a devastating earthquake.

The Haiti Government destroyed some hastily rebuilt structures in the capital, which before the quake was home to nearly three million people.

Sky News quoted Preval as saying that until alternative housing plans can be completed, the government's ability to regulate reconstruction will be limited.

Preval said the country faces a long reconstruction process that will result in fewer people living in the capital.

He said it would take "1,000 trucks moving rubble for 1,000 days, so that's three years. And until we move out rubble, we cannot really build."

At least 54 aftershocks have hit Haiti's capital since a quake killed more than 200,000 people.

On Monday, three children were killed when a school collapsed in the northern city of Cap-Haitien.

Even Preval admitted that he is scared to sleep in a buidling.

"I am nervous to be under cement. There's a lot of energy that has yet to be dissipated. Nobody can say when exactly this fault will erupt again," he added. (ANI)

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