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The number of deaths caused by the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12 has been so far established as 111,499, according to a communiqué released on Friday by the Haitian Interior Ministry.

The new figures presented on Friday by Haitian authorities also point out that 193,891 people were wounded as a consequence of the severe tremor.

The Ministry of the Interior has also announced that more than 55,000 families have been hit by the earthquake, while 609,621 have taken refuge in some 500 improvised camps.

Over 11,000 houses were destroyed and some 32,000 partially damaged, according to the assessment made by that entity.

For its part, the United Nations estimated that three million people are now suffering as a consequence of the earthquake.

Source: ACN

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