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    South Korean Rescue Team Heads to Haiti


    by NTDTelevision

    A rescue team from South Korea is en route to Haiti to help with search and rescue efforts. A 7.0 magnitude quake devastated Haiti on Tuesday. The Red Cross says as many as 50,000 people may have been killed.

    A South Korean rescue team left for Haiti on Friday to join international earthquake aid efforts.

    Thirty-five members of the team, including rescuers and medical personnel, pledged to help devastated Haitian people who are suffering from the aftermath of the 7.0 magnitude quake.

    [Peak Guen-heum, Rescue Team Leader]: (Korean, gender unknown)
    "We're determined to do our best to rescue Haitian people as if they are our people. We won't be negligent in saving a single life."

    On Thursday South Korea's foreign ministry said it would donate humanitarian aid worth $1 million to help Haiti.

    Haiti was devastated by the earthquake on Tuesday collapsing the presidential palace, a string of ministries and the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country.

    Many people in the capital of Port-au-Prince continued to pick away at crumbled buildings with bare hands, sticks and hammers hoping to find loved ones alive.

    Thousands of homeless people have set up their own tent camps wherever they can.

    The Haitian Red Cross said it believes that between 45,000 and 50,000 people were killed in the quake, while 3 million people, a third of Haiti's population, were hurt or left homeless.