Siniora: death toll now 900

So says Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora, making the death toll significantly higher than the previous figures of around 600:

"Over 900 (have been) killed and 3,000 injured so far, one third of the casualties are children under 12," Saniora told participants at a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Muslim world's largest political group.
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