The LCC put the death toll
at more than 23,000 civilians.
There was no independent confirmation of the death tolls, and militants often dispute official death figures.
It was the second-largest death toll in a day in the unacknowledged U.
A day after Communications Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue raised the official death toll to 230,000, her office put out a statement quoting President Rene Preval as saying 270,000 bodies had been hastily buried by the government following the earthquake.
Whatever the death toll, there is no doubt it is one of the highest in a modern disaster.
No foreign government or independent agency has issued its own death toll.
And the Joint Task Force in charge of the relief effort - foreign governments and militaries, UN agencies and Haitian government officials - quotes only the government death toll.
Scientists said the death toll
in 1995 was alarming because it followed the 193 animals that died the year before.
Early estimates placed total fatalities at more than 60,000 people, but revised reports lower the death toll
to about 25,000.
ON the day the tsunami death toll in Indonesia reached 115,229, these children looked desperately to the skies for help.
Such harrowing scenes are now also daily occurrences in Sri Lanka, where officials have announced they expect the country's tsunami death toll to exceed 40,000.
But scores are still missing and it is feared the final death toll will exceed 270,000, with the Indonesian count alone topping 210,000.
The British death toll, however, is expected to fall below 300, it has emerged.