Russia readies Haiti disaster relief – Russia Beyond the Headlines: “According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday. The quake’s epicenter was 10 miles southwest of the Haitian capital, at a depth of just 6 miles. It was followed by dozens of aftershocks, including two measuring 5.9 and 5.0.
A Russian ministry spokesman said an Il-76 plane will leave for Haiti on Thursday with 45 people onboard, including 20 doctors.
The hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and surgery
facilities, can accommodate up to 50 patients at one time.
It can also employ, if necessary, an intensive care unit for 6-10 beds.
Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told CNN the death toll from the quake could reach ‘well over 100,000.’
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev earlier on Wednesday sent his condolences to his Haitian counterpart Rene Preval over the devastating earthquake.” (Read More of original article!)