Quebec City to help rebuild Haitian firehouse

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

The shell of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Port-au-Prince in December 2013. The design for a new cathedral to be built on the site was unveiled on December 20, 2012. It can be seen at www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2012/12/20/design-for-new-port-au-prince-...

In less than a minute, a city of over four million people was almost completely razed to the ground.

It was January 12, 2010, just before five o'clock in the afternoon, when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurred just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As many as 300,000 people were killed by falling debris, and 1.5 million lost their homes.