PETIONVILLE, Haiti, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The owner of a church-run school that collapsed in Haiti, killing at least 93 people, has been arrested and jailed, officials said.
Clergyman Fortin Augustin was being held at a police station in Port-au-Prince after being arrested late Saturday and charged with involuntary manslaughter, a police spokesman told The Miami Herald.
The arrest came as United Nations and Haitian rescue workers sorted through the crushed concrete of the College La Promesse Evangelique school with their bare hands, searching for survivors of Friday's collapse. In addition to the 93 confirmed dead, more than 150 were injured and hundreds of others were missing, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday.
U.S. search-and-rescue experts arrived in Haiti Saturday and took over removal of large pieces of concrete from the collapsed building, a task requiring precise control. Firefighters from Fairfax County, Va., joined local emergency workers and others from Martinique, the newspaper reported.
As part of the rescue effort, Haitian volunteers formed a human chain moving water and juice into a Red Cross triage center while others carried rescue equipment down a steep hill into the site, the Herald said.