As published in the Campus Times
It’s only been 10 days since Haiti was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 4:53 p.m. – its greatest earthquake in 240 years. For anyone who knows or may know someone from Haiti, it’s capital, Port-Au-Prince, is densely populated with poor building infrastructures. The location and timing of the earthquake was a formula for disaster and high casualties.
Since the catastrophe befell Port-Au-Prince, there’s been an estimated 72,000 dead bodies found – that’s with the exclusion of the amount of bodies found by the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti and the bodies that were burned or buried by the family members of the deceased. Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive estimates that there might be as many as 150,000 left dead. And with several aftershocks, including yesterday morning’s powerful magnitude 6.1 aftershock, the toll may continue to go up.