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January 24, 2010

Haiti Disaster Scale Update

BBC News - The confirmed death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has risen above 150,000 in the Port-au-Prince area alone, a government minister has said.

Many more remain uncounted under rubble in the capital and elsewhere, including the towns of Jacmel and Leogane.

Leogane had a population of 134,000 and 90% of the buildings were destroyed.

Jacmel had a population of 30,000 and at least 3,000 people died

200,000 now appears to be the minimum for Port au Prince alone. With a final number probably in the range of 210,000-350,000.

Leogane was at epicenter and has been getting much help. 30,000 minimum and probable range of 40,000-60,000.

Total probable range looks like 250,000 to 400,000.






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