Haiti revises quake death toll up to over 316,000 on anniversary

01/12/2011 17:46

From Reuters

Jan 12 (Reuters) - The death toll from Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake was more than 316,000, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said on Wednesday, raising the figures from previous estimates on the first year anniversary of the disaster.

"There were over 316,000 people killed," Bellerive told a news conference in Port-au-Prince of the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission which he co-chairs with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Previous estimates from Haitian authorities had put the quake dead at around 250,000.

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