200.000 killed, 250.000 wounded and 1.5m bereft of home in Haiti quake


A week has passed since Jan. 12 disastrous earthquake in Haiti. To present, over 90 people were retrieved from the collapsed buildings.

According to recent data, devastating quake leveled third of Port-au-Prince city killing over 200.000 people, wounding 250.000 and leaving 1.5m bereft of home.

Currently, UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs carries out rescue operations in the country. Overall 52 international rescue teams, including 1.820 people and 175 cadaver dogs conduct the operations, Vesti reports. The bodies are buried in a mass grave.

90% of the buildings collapsed in Leogan city (19 km west of capital Port-au-Prince).

Emergency situation was announced in Haiti till January end. The country will be in national mourning by February 17, 2010.

As NEWS.am reported previously, January 12, 2010 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti followed by 5.9 and 5.5 aftershocks. According to Haitian Government officials, death toll may reach 500.000.

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