It was the most powerful earthquake to hit Haiti in more than 200 years, and now the prime minister says that over 100,000 may have been killed.
“I hope that is not true, because I hope the people had the time to get out. Because we have so much people on the streets right now, we don’t know exactly where they were living.
“But so many, so many buildings, so many neighborhoods totally destroyed, and some neighborhoods we don’t even see people, so I don’t know where those people are.”
René Préval, Haiti’s president, says that the destruction in the wake of last night’s 7.0 earthquake is “unimaginable.”
Doctors Without Borders says 800 of its members are currently unaccounted for, and initial reports indicate Haiti’s main prison has collapsed, freeing many inmates.
United Nations mission chief in Haiti, Hedi Annabi, was likely among a number of U.N. staff who died in the earthquake.
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