I don't think this is political or religious. Mods may zap if you disagree.
From a news report on the Haiti earthquake.
"For this to be the deadliest quake on record, the death toll will have to top the 2004 Asian tsunami that killed more than 227,000 and a 1976 earthquake in China that killed 255,000, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
While nobody knows the death toll in Haiti, a leading senator, Youri Latortue, told The Associated Press that as many as 500,000 could be dead."
For those so inclined, pray for the injured, families of the dead and welfare for all affected.
Personally, I cannot wrap my mind around the concept of a half million dead in one fell swoop.