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Chinese relief plane arrives in Haiti, British help near

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A jet chartered by China and said to be carrying 10 tons of emergency supplies has arrived in Haiti.

Also aboard was a 60-member earthquake relief team. Three French planes have also arrived, with aid and a mobile hospital. And British officials say rescue workers they sent are now in neighboring Dominican Republic. They're expected to reach Haiti late this evening.

This afternoon, the American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is expected off the Haitian coast to help with earthquake relief. More U.S. Navy ships are under way, including one carrying 2,000 Marines who may help provide support and security.

So far, the demand for aid of all kinds is far outstripping supply. One doctor's assistant says, "This is much worse than a hurricane." He says there's no water and "Thirsty people are going to die."


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