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Student dies of heart attack in Haiti school panic

Emergency officials say a 19-year-old Haitian schoolgirl died of a heart attack after students panicked that their school was collapsing.

world Updated: Nov 20, 2008 22:51 IST

Emergency officials say a 19-year-old Haitian schoolgirl died of a heart attack after students panicked that their school was collapsing.

Civil protection official Jean Edme says a dozen stampeding students were injured in Port-au-Prince's Tabarre district on Wednesday when vibrations from wind or a passing truck frightened them into thinking their school would fall.

Police say Gerline Louis had a heart condition and died at a hospital.

At least two other panics have caused injuries since a school collapse killed nearly 100 students and adults on November 7. Haitian officials have warned that thousands of poorly built schools, churches and homes could fall.