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Haiti quake death toll rises to 230,000

Posted by Lindy on February 11, 2010


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8507531.stm

The toll from the 12 January quake is approaching that of the 2004 Asian tsunami, which killed 250,000 people and this does not include bodies buried by private funeral homes in private cemeteries, or the dead buried by their own families.

A BBC correspondent in the capital Port-au-Prince says there is increasing concern that with the rainy season approaching, the lack of tents and temporary shelter could lead to the outbreak of disease.

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