Here are a few quick links regarding the death toll of the recent earthquake in Haiti:
- Kiwi missionary estimates death toll could be 1 million
- Red Cross: Haiti death toll near 50K; aid begins arriving
- Haiti death toll in thousands
- 2010 Haiti earthquake (Wikipedia)
I'm not going to take any cheap shots here; on the other hand, I'd suggest that estimating a large number when communication is poor and data incomplete is really hard.