Preval says death toll could reach 300,000
Above: Workers removing rubble from the streets of Martissant, a suburb of Port-au-Prince very near to the epicenter of the earthquake. Photo by Adam Rogers/ UNDP (at Flickr)
At an international aid meeting in Mexico, Haiti’s president, Rene Preval, said there could be another 100,000 dead still buried in the rubble. Added to the 200,000 bodies that Haiti’s government says it picked up on the streets, that means the total death toll from the January 12 earthquake could be 300,000.
Meanwhile, “a 16-member commission in Haiti’s senate has been debating the effectiveness of Preval’s government,” reports UPI, and should release it conclusions on Tuesday.