2:00pm Haiti Update: Red Cross Estimates 50,000 Dead in Quake

The Red Cross federation says it estimates there have been 45,000-50,000 deaths in the Haitian earthquake. Spokesman Jean-Luc Martinage says the Haitian Red Cross came up with the estimate based on information from a wide network of volunteers across the quake-stricken capital of Port-au-Prince. Martinage says it also is a number that government ministers have been using. He said Thursday that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross Societies has yet to determine the actual number of deaths. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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