The Red Cross federation says it estimates there have been 45,000-50,000 deaths in the Haitian earthquake.
Spokesman Jean-Luc Martinage says the Haitian Red Cross came up with the estimate based on information from a wide network of volunteers across the quake-stricken capital of Port-au-Prince.
Martinage says it also is a number that government ministers have been using.
He said Thursday that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross Societies has yet to determine the actual number of deaths.
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