Search Operation For Missing Lynn University Students Continues

January 17th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
floridaJan 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The search operations to find the four students and two faculty members of the Lynn University, who went missing from the earthquake hit nation Haiti, is still being continued. The university officials had revealed on Friday that a second rescue team had been sent to the disaster hit island to find the whereabouts of the missing students and professors although news of any breakthrough in the search operations is yet to arrive.

The six missing individuals were reportedly present in Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation. The massive disaster turned the luxurious hotel into pieces of rumble within minutes and since then no information has been available about the four students and faculty members of Lynn University.

Len Gengel, father of one of the missing student Britney Gengel has added that his daughter was among the 14 students who went to the island nation on a trip called hope, with food for the poor and had been staying in Hotel Montana, when the disaster stuck. At the same time, Len Gengel also reiterated that the family members of all the missing individuals are hoping that the government would now take proper initiatives to upgrade the rescue operations and ensure the safety of their loved ones. Moreover, the parents of the missing girl have also urged the US President Barack Obama to send more rescue teams to search for the missing individuals.

Meanwhile, eight students who were also on the trip, unfortunately managed to escape the disaster and were able to return to South Florida on Friday.

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