Haitian gov't raises quake death toll to 75,000
The Haitian government Tuesday raised the death toll in last week's devastating earthquake to 75,000, Xinhua reported.
Some 250,000 people were wounded and a million more left homeless, the Haitian Civil Defense Department said in a statement.
The small Caribbean nation is in desperate need of tents, water, food, medical supplies and workers, the statement said.
There have been no exact figures about casualties after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti last Tuesday. Haitian officials estimated that the final death toll could reach between 100,000 and 200,000.