Hillary Clinton says tens of thousands presumed dead

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THE death toll from Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake will reach 10s of thousands of people, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

She described the earthquake as “an unimaginable disaster” in the country.

Schools, hospitals, hotels and even the presidential palace lay in ruins, with people caked in blood and dust pleading for help after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck just southwest of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.

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