Haiti Death Toll: Thought to Be 'Hundreds of Thousands' (Video)
The Haiti earthquake death toll remains unknown, though the death toll is estimated to be thousands. So far, hundreds of UN staff are missing, and the communication is slow and clumsy as the affected area is without power. Haiti's Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive estimates the Haiti death toll to be in the hundreds of thousands. Medical efforts are hindered due to infrastructure damage, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) says that almost every medical center they've seen is not functioning.
Haitian President René Préval said that "an evaluation" is still underway:
”Parliament has collapsed. The tax office has collapsed. Schools have collapsed. Hospitals have collapsed,’’ he told the newspaper. ”There are a lot of schools that have a lot of dead people in them.’’