Rescue continues for 8 Chinese police officers buried under Haitian quake debris
www.chinaview.cn 2010-01-16 10:45:46   Print

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese rescuers were still looking for eight Chinese police officers buried under the debris of the devastating Haitian quake, a Chinese official said on Friday.

Chinese peacekeepers work on the remains of a building in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, Jan. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Chinese peacekeepers work on the remains of a building in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, Jan. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
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    A Chinese rescue team of over 60 members had been dispatched from home, and the Chinese peacekeeping police in Haiti were looking for the eight police officers buried under the local UN building, said Wang Shuping, Chinese business representative in Haiti.

    Four of the missing officers are part of a six-member team sent by China's Public Security Ministry to Port-au-Prince for peacekeeping consultations. They had just arrived in the Caribbean city on Tuesday afternoon.

    The other four are with the Chinese peacekeeping police in Haiti.

    The eight missing Chinese nationals were meeting UN officials in the building when the 7.3-magnitude quake struck Tuesday.

    The rescuers had located the buried police officers, China's Public Security Ministry said Friday.

    There are 142 Chinese peacekeeping police officers deployed in Haiti, and the other 138 are all accounted for.

    Wang said some 230 Chinese were in Haiti when the quake occurred, and most of them are safe.

    On Friday night, a chartered plane flew 11 staff members of China's ZTE communications company from Haiti to neighboring Dominican Republic.

    The death toll from the Haitian earthquake may reach up to 45,000, according to UN preliminary estimates.

China to positively respond to UN flash appeal for quake-hit Haiti

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- China said here Friday that the Chinese government will positively respond to the flash appeal of the United Nations and "do what it can" to aid the government and people of Haiti, devastated by a strong earthquake on Tuesday.

    Liu Zhenmin, the deputy Chinese permanent representative to the UN, told a UN flash appeal meeting to raise funds for Haiti that "the Chinese government will closely follow the developments of the disaster in Haiti, and positively respond to the flash appeal of the United Nations."  Full story

China's defense ministry announces emergency humanitarian aid to Haiti

    BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of National Defense said here Friday that it would deliver an emergency humanitarian aid worth 13 million yuan (1.9 million U.S. dollars) to quake-hit Haiti on Saturday.

    The aid included 20 types of relief materials, including tents, stretchers, food, medicines, clothing and water purification equipment, ministry spokesman Huang Xueping said. Full story

China vows all-out rescue efforts after buried Chinese policemen in Haiti quake located

Rescuers have decided on the location where the eight Chinese police officers are buried after a 7.3-magnitude quake in Haiti. (Xinhua Photo)
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   BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu told Chinese rescuers in Haiti via phone Friday night to make all-out efforts to save the eight buried Chinese policemen after they were located. Full story

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Editor: Anne Tang
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