Thursday, January 14, 2010

7.0 Earthquake in Haiti Kills More UN Personal Then Any Other Single Incident Ever

The 7.0 Earthquake that flattened Haiti and was feared to have killed up to 500,000 people is now confirmed to have killed more UN personal then any other single incident on record. So far three dozen people are confirmed dead and that number is expected to rise. If you want to help, Twitter has some advice on how.

"The United Nations said on Thursday that dozens of its personnel were killed in Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti, the worst loss of life the world body has ever suffered in a single incident.

Speaking to reporters via video link from Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, senior U.N. official David Wimhurst said four U.N. police officials, 13 civilian staff and 19 military personnel were among the dead -- 36 altogether so far.

"Sadly, we must expect ... we will start to recover more bodies," Wimhurst said.

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