8 Chinese peacekeepers buried, 10 missing in Haiti

15:40, January 13, 2010      

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A 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday (local time) and is feared to have killed thousands of people in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Eight Chinese peacekeepers in Haiti were buried and 10 are missing, Liu Xiangyang, vice president of China's national earthquake disaster emergency rescue team told China Daily January 13.

After the strong earthquake, China sent a rescue team which consists of 50 people, 3 rescue dogs and some related equipment to Haiti to assist in disaster relief. The rescue team left on Wednesday afternoon.

It is understood that China has deployed 125 peacekeepers, including 6 female peacekeepers, to Haiti.

By People's Daily Online
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