Haiti's Government alone has gathered 20,000 bodies not counting those collected by international organizations or relatives themselves, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told The Associated Press.
Bellerive said the figure doesn't count people still buried under buildings. He estimated a final toll of 100,000 dead would seem to be the minimum, according to the agency's report.
On Thursday, Reuters reported that Haiti's secretary of state for public safety Aramick Louis said the government had buried 40,000 people and estimated there were 100,000 death on top of that.
Also Haiti's Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime increased the death toll up to 200,000.
We have already collected around 50,000 dead bodies we anticipate there will be between 100,000 and 200,000 dead in total, although we will never know the exact number, Bien-Aime told Reuters on Thursday.