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UPDATE: Thousands of American troops on the way to Haiti


HAITI (WKOW) -- Now that it's past the critical 72 hours after the earthquake, officials say chances of finding anymore people alive is becoming very slim.

The death toll could be more than a 100,000, that includes six Americans.

Several bodies are still buried under rubble. Caskets in Port Au Prince are almost as common as mopeds.

There are bodies abandoned on streets some wrapped in white sheets.

The city's health director said they may have to resort in mass graves.

The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the World Food Program is providing high-energy biscuits and ready-to-eat meals to around 8,000 Haitians several times a day.

The agency is trying to feed approximately 1 million people within 15 days and 2 million within a month.

The U.S. military has also brought relief. It's taken over Port Au Prince Airport.

Medical teams are setting up makeshift hospitals to treat the walking wounded.

Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton will visit tomorrow.


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The Pentagon hopes to have 5,000 troops to Haiti by Monday.

The Defense Department says more than a half dozen ships are on the way or getting ready to head to the country after Tuesday's disaster.

About 100 troops from the 82nd Airborne will reach Haiti by Friday, and another 800 should arrive before the weekend.

The full brigade of 3,500 will be in Haiti by the end of the weekend, along with some 2,200 Marines expected by Sunday or Monday.

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