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Small miracle amid Haiti rubble: 2-year-old saved

PETIONVILLE, Haiti -- More than 24 hours after a school collapsed in this suburb of Port-au-Prince, emergency workers continued digging through the rubble in a frenzied search to find survivors.

At least one child, a two-year-old boy, was found alive, buried among the concrete slabs on Saturday.

Officials at the scene, the three-story College La Promesse, said the death toll had risen to 80 people. Another 213 people were reported to be injured.

''We know the death toll is rising, hour after hour,'' said Michaele Gédéon, president of the Haitian Red Cross. ``But it's never the final count. There are still children trapped inside.''

As many as 500 children and teenagers may have been inside when the building crumbled.

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