Death Toll Passes 200K: PM
300K more injured, Jean-Max Bellerive says
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2010 6:59 PM CST
A damaged wooden house clings from a concrete structure today in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The death toll in Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake has passed 200,000, the nation’s prime minister says, calling the temblor “a disaster on a planetary scale.” Jean-Max Bellerive tells AFP that some 300,000 more are injured, 250,000 homes and 30,000 businesses lost—and more than 4,000 people have seen limbs amputated after being pinned by rubble.