GlobeTracker| Haitian President Rene Preval said on Sunday that the death toll from last month’s earthquake could hit 300,000 when bodies remaining under collapsed rubble are tallied. President Preval says that more than 200,000 bodies have been collected on the streets already.
With 250,000 houses destroyed and 1.5 million people living in tent camps made with bed sheets and plastic scraps in nearly every open space in the collapsed capital of Port-au-Prince, Preval said the most urgent need is for emergency shelter.
The possibility for serious outbreaks of disease and nearly unbearable misery as the rains approach is high. via NewsEaily.com.