Four Brazilian UN Peacekeepers Die In Haiti Quake

By Dialogo
January 13, 2010

Four Brazilian members of the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti were killed in the massive earthquake which struck the impoverished nation, a military official said Wednesday. General Carlos Alberto Barcellos, head of communications for Brazil's army, said five Brazilians were wounded and an undetermined number missing in the aftermath of Tuesday's 7.0 temblor near the capital Port-au-Prince, the worst to strike the country in more than a century. Brazil is the biggest contributor to the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), with 1,200 personnel out of a total 9,000-strong force.