Major Earthquake in Haiti kills 50,000+, maybe more

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    Major Earthquake in Haiti kills 50,000+, maybe more

    Post by LeCaptain on Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:50 am

    Haven't seen this posted yet:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/13/haiti.earthquake/index.html

    http://www.latestnewsonline.net/world/earthquake-in-haiti-kills-nearly-fifty-thousand-people/56978.html

    An earthquake of 7.3-magnitude rocked the Caribbean nation of Haiti on Wednesday
    The killer earthquake in the Carribean nation Haiti has left nearly 50,000 people dead amidst wide-scale destruction.

    The countrys Prime Minister warned the death toll may top 100,000 in a
    calamitous quake which left streets strewn with corpses and thousands
    missing in a scene of utter carnage.



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    Re: Major Earthquake in Haiti kills 50,000+, maybe more

    Post by hemlock on Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:27 am

    A terrible blow for Haiti. They are already the poorest nation in the Western World. Tragic.
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    Re: Major Earthquake in Haiti kills 50,000+, maybe more

    Post by wprager on Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:28 am

    I was following this at work yesterday. Very odd feeling as I've been looking to book a family trip to the DR and have been checking out various resorts online. My wife's on assignment with the RCMP and one of their co-workers (she hasn't been there long enough to have met him) has not been heard from since the quake. I think he was with the UN. They are still reeling from Czapnic's funeral last week and now this.

    Is the 50,000 confirmed? It could go much higher.


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    Re: Major Earthquake in Haiti kills 50,000+, maybe more

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:36 am

    The SUN is saying the death toll could be in the 6 figures.


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