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Haitian PM: Death Toll of Earthquake Tops 200,000

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More than 200,000 people were killed in the earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12, Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive said on Wednesday.

The prime minister said 300,000 people were injured, including 4,000 amputees.

The 7.3-magnitude quake has put the country into a total mess. At present, doctors from some countries and international organizations are orchestrating vaccination efforts against diseases that may spread in the tent cities.

Children are main vaccination targets and vulnerable adults will also get vaccine shots in temporary residence areas which are mostly large tents in open places.

(Xinhua News Agency February 4, 2010)