Up To 200,000 Could Be Dead In Haiti
January 18, 2010
Survivors have continued to be pulled from rubble and ruins, with 10 in a single day breaking a record and showing the extend of current rescue efforts.
“According to rescue officials, this is the largest number of rescues in a single day in decades of earthquake search and rescue efforts,” said an official UN report that spoke of 10 people being pulled alive from ruined buildings one day last week.
But however many survivors there have been reported, it is impossible to know the full extent of the cost of human life
“I think the international community is looking at those figures, and I think that’s a start point,” Lt Gen Ken Keen, who is currently running the United States’ military efforts in Haiti, said of the estimate of 150,000 to 200,000 dead.
“Clearly, this is a disaster of epic proportions, and we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”
So far there have been 70,000 burials, leading to panic by some religious leaders in the faith of Voodoo who fear desecration of bodies in mass burials will lead to zombies.