Two Rescued 10 Days after Haiti Quake; Toll Stands at 110,000

Death toll in January 12 Haiti earthquake stands at over 110,000, with more than 193,000 people being injured and another 609,000 forced into temporary shelters, reported Al Jazeera quoting official confirmation.

After the toll revision, the US Geographical Survey said that the quake that measured 7.0 on Richter scale and devastated the Caribbean nation was possibly the most destructive on record in the region, said report.

“It’s probably accurate (to say) that this is the most deadly quake to occur in this part of the world,” Dale Grant, a geophysicist at the Geographic Survey was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

“I don’t think we’ve seen anything like it in this area,” he added.

In the meanwhile, search and rescue teams pulled out two barely alive survivors of the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince, 10 days after the quake, said report.

The two survivors rescued by an Israeli rescue team include a 22-year-old man, who even managed to limp away despite suffering from dehydration and an 84-year old woman.

“They pulled her out early this morning. She was barely responding, she had wounds all over her body, and maggots,” Vladimir Larouche, a Haitian-American doctor from New York who treated her, was quoted as saying.

“I treated her and made her stable. The (US) Army evacuated her to a boat,” he added.

But thousands of other survivors across Port-au-Prince were continuing to wait for food, water and medicines. Though international aid efforts have gathered momentum after the intial chaos and bottlenecks, many victims are yet to be reached, said report.

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