Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti knocked to it's knees by 7.0 earthquake

Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told CNN Wednesday the death toll from the earthquake that rocked his country could be "well over 100,000."
The 7.0-magnitude quake struck Tuesday afternoon, and has left Port-au-Prince, the capital city, in ruins.
No official casualty numbers have been released yet.
Haitian President René Préval told the Miami Herald Wednesday he has been stepping over dead bodies and estimated thousands of people were killed.
He said Bellerive's projection may be high because it was based on the extent of the destruction rather than firm counts of the dead.
"We have to do an evaluation," Préval said, describing the scene as "unimaginable."
"All of the hospitals are packed with people. It is a catastrophe,'' he said.
"Parliament has collapsed. The tax office has collapsed. Schools have collapsed. Hospitals have collapsed,'' he told the paper. "There are a lot of schools that have a lot of dead people in them."
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