Saturday, January 23, 2010

Haiti: 111,000 dead, 8,889,000 Survived

Haiti had about 9,000,000 citizens on January 11, 2010. The Haitian government released a death toll today: 111,000 people. That's about 1.24% of the country's population.

The 98% or so who aren't dead need help:I know: you've seen that before. Here's the rest of this post:
"Survivor, apparently unhurt, rescued from rubble after 11 days"
CNN (January 23, 2010)

"French rescue workers pulled a 24-year-old man alive from the rubble of a hotel in Haiti on Saturday, 11 days after an earthquake devastated much of the country.

"Wismond Jean-Pierre, who had no visible injuries but was severely dehydrated, was immediately loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital for treatment.

"Lt. Col. Christophe Renou, a rescuer with the French team, called the three-hour effort "a miracle" as he was briefly overcome with emotion. Other members of the team -- assisted by American and Greek workers -- were seen weeping with joy following the rescue...."

That's the good news. Some of it.

Bad news:

"...The emotional rescue came a day after the Haitian government said that more than 111,000 people died in last week's earthquake.

"It is the worst death toll from an earthquake since the 2004 Asian tsunami and the second-highest death toll from an earthquake in more than three decades, according to the U.S. Geological Survey...."

That's not the sort of record any reasonable person would want to set.

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