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海地地震新进展

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海地12日发生7.3级大地震,目前死亡人数尚无统计。这个贫穷小国经常遭受严重自然灾害,尤其是飓风。过度伐木也导致该国常有洪水、山崩,而救援物资匮乏、基础建设落后更使得数以万计的海地人民死亡。
Haiti earthquake: history of natural disasters to hit the countryHaiti has been struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, killing an unknown number of people. The small, impoverished country is prone to severe and deadly natural disasters, especially hurricanes. Severe deforestation, leading to flooding and landslides, and a lack of proper emergency services and infrastructure has resulted in the storms causing the deaths of thousands of Haitians.
目击称灾害惊人,估计会有上万人流离失所。
Witnesses said the damage was staggering. Tens of thousands of people are estimated to be homeless.
预计死亡人数过百,但目前官方尚未有数据统计。
The death toll was expected to climb into the hundreds, but no official figure has been released so far.
大部分的电台和新闻中断,电波也只能接收到断断续续的求救信号。
Most radio and television stations stopped functioning, and the airwaves were only punctuated by a few rare radio appeals for help.
海地总统府也完全被毁。
The Haitian presidential palace stands in ruins.
海地警方、联合国以及红十字会的车辆都帮助民众把伤者运往医院,但由于道路上不满了巨大的石块而难以前行。
Haitian police vehicles as well as those from the United Nations and the Red Cross tried to ferry the wounded to hospital, but progress was slow as chunks of rubble lay strewn across the roads.
地震引起的巨大震动导致首都太子港的总统府、酒店、一间医院和联合国总部坍塌,民众广泛恐慌。
The tremor sparked widespread panic as it brought down buildings including the presidential palace, hotels, a hospital and the UN head quarters in the capital Port-au-Prince.
救援人员间的通讯在地震当时中断,但人们仍整夜努力拯救被困民众。
Rescue teams were hampered when communications went down in the minutes after the earthquake struck at 2153 GMT, but efforts to free people trapped in the debris continued throughout the night.
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2010-01-14 13:30 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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