A very grim assessment from the prime minister of Haiti:
Hundreds of thousands of people have died in Haiti's earthquake, the prime minister told CNN Wednesday.
Haitian authorities said the powerful quake destroyed most of the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
A top envoy called it a "major catastrophe."
Haiti's first lady, Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour, reported that "most of Port-au-Prince is destroyed" and that many government buildings had collapsed, Haiti's ambassador to the United States, Raymond Joseph, told CNN Wednesday morning. Delatour said President René Préval was all right, Joseph reported.
Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, is in total ruins. Here’s a video from CNN:
Just got this really grim breaking news alert:
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Leading Haitian senator: Deaths may reach 500,000 based on destruction, but no firm figures.