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150,000 Confirmed Dead in Haiti

Posted on: January 24, 2010

Rubble caused by the Earthquake

In the Port-Au-Prince area alone, over 150,000 men, women, and children have been confirmed dead.  The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti a little over a week ago destroyed their capitol building and left it as a big pile of rubble.  The death toll is rising by the hour.  Thousands of people, dead and possibly still alive, are buried under the fallen buildings.  This figure is only based on the body count in the capital.  A mass grave is being dug, and filled just north of Port-Au-Prince for family members to lay their slain loved ones to rest.  The number also does not include a neighboring city called Jacmel where thousands are also believed to be dead.  Haiti’s government has put an official stop to rescuing people from the rubble, but now focusing on the rescued people and helping them get better.  People around the world have donated money to help the people who have lost everything.  Hopefully, this death toll does not keep climbing.

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