Haiti quake horror

Michael Lavery

Over 50,000 could lie dead in the rubble of the devastating Haiti earthquake.

There were scenes of chaos on the streets today as survivors battled to rescue those still trapped.

Doctors are ill-equipped to treat the injured and have begged for international assistance. There are fears many more people could die of thirst in the coming days.

The country doesn't have enough body bags to remove the corpses that litter the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Jimitre Coquillon, working at a makeshift triage centre in a hotel car park, said "this is much worse than a hurricane".

"There's no water. There's nothing. Thirsty people are going to die," he warned.