US death toll in Haiti quake raised to 28

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has raised the U.S. death
toll in Haiti to 28.

Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said the government has
confirmed the deaths of one U.S. government official and 27 private
American citizens. And he said an unspecified additional number are
presumed - but not confirmed - to have died.

On Monday, the confirmed U.S. death toll stood at 24.

Crowley said there were roughly 45,000 Americans in Haiti when
the quake struck last Tuesday. He said that about half of those
have dual American-Haitian citizenship.

The department also said it has opened case files on about 9,000
Americans, based on inquiries into their welfare since the quake.
It said it has positively accounted for about 3,500 of the 9,000.
The status of the remaining 5,500 is unknown.

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