Haiti quake death toll exceeds 2,000

The death toll from the powerful earthquake in Haiti has topped 2,000, with many people still missing.

The magnitude 7.2 quake hit western parts of the Caribbean island nation last Saturday.

Haitian authorities said on Wednesday that 2,189 people were confirmed dead and 12,268 injured.

The number of injured is overwhelming the country's healthcare system. In one hospital, chairs and makeshift beds were set up in hallways to treat the injured.

One of the patients had a broken leg. He said he fell and fainted and when he came to, he was in the hospital.

Haitian officials say the quake has left many buildings collapsed in wide areas, and many people are believed to be trapped under the rubble. They also say search and rescue operations have been hampered by heavy rain and landslides. They add that relief supplies have not reached those who need them.