20 injured Haiti quake victims in Broward County

Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 7:39 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 7:39 a.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At least 20 victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti have arrived in South Florida for treatment.

The Broward Sheriff's Office issued a statement early Tuesday saying an injured baby was among several survivors who arrived on a cargo plane late Monday night at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The five-day-old baby was with its mother.

Also among the injured were a 20-year-old woman and her two young children. Two wounded men were also on the flight, a Haitian man and a 32-year-old with the U.S. Air Force.

Broward fire rescue crews assisted four flights throughout the day with a total of 20 patients. Most of them were children with critical injuries that ranged from crush-type to spinal injuries to burns. The patients were transported to hospitals in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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