"Parliament has collapsed. The tax office has collapsed. Schools have collapsed. Hospitals have collapsed," he said. "There are a lot of schools that have a lot of dead people in them."
- Haitian President René Préval
"This is a catastrophe," the first lady, Elisabeth Préval, said. "I'm stepping over dead bodies. A lot of people are buried under buildings. The general hospital has collapsed. We need support. We need help. We need engineers."
- both quotes from the Miami Herald
Reuters is live-blogging information on the Haiti quake, including some of its photo-journalists on the scene. This is one example taken by Lionel Perron: