Death toll in Haiti tops 1,000, another 1,200 feared dead

For instance, I’d say this story was more important than Janet Jackson’s breast … I wonder what the FCC is going to do with the half mill. it gets from the broadcaster … maybe they should give it to this relief effort … Yahoo! News

“with relief agencies battling mud and high water to get aid to a quarter of a million people affected by the flooding, tension rose in the city of Gonaives where famished residents tried to plunder trucks carrying emergency supplies, another UN official said.

“Our official toll at this stage is 1,013 people dead, 1,200 missing and 918 wounded,” said Toussaint Kongo-Doudou, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission that is playing a key role in the relief efforts.

He said that in view of the high number of people missing and feared dead, the death toll was certain to rise further.

Most of the fatalities were in the northern city of Gonaives, where many streets remained under water Wednesday, four days after Hurricane Jeanne caused deadly floods and mudslides in the Caribbean nation.

“As waters go down, we are finding more bodies,” Kongo-Doudou told AFP. “

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