25 Jan 2010

Warning shots fired by UN troops in Haiti

6:01 am on 25 January 2010

United Nations troops have fired warning shots and sprayed tear gas on Haitian quake survivors after a delivery of food spiraled out of control.

Distribution of food, soybean oil, water and radios at a former military airfield in Port-au-Prince began calmly but turned nasty.

The UN Security Council voted on Tuesday to send an extra 3500 troops and police to help maintain order and protect humanitarian convoys.