First Canadians arrive home from Haiti

A thousand Canadians are still missing; four are confirmed dead

Canadian survivors of the earthquake in Haiti began arriving home this morning. Three aircrafts flew into Montreal, carrying about 200 people, many of whom were children. Some of the evacuees were injured and medical staff were on hand in the airport. Family members and politicians greeted them the survivors, who had harrowing stories to tell and concern for the people they were leaving behind. There are about 6,000 Canadians living in Haiti, and Ottawa puts the number still missing at 1,415. Four Canadians are confirmed dead—a nurse from Ontario, a couple from Montreal and a Nova Scotia RCMP officer who was on an UN peacekeeping mission.



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