(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) – Haiti’s prime minister has told ABC News that the final death toll in last year’s earthquake in the country is higher than originally estimated.
According to Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, the final death toll is 316,000, up from approximately 230,000.
The figure represents three percent of Haiti’s population and is equivalent to the entire city of New Orleans being wiped out in less than 60 seconds. Per capita, about twice as many Haitians died in the quake as did Americans during WWII.
Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary of the disaster.
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