UN Quake Death Toll in Haiti Up to 92

    The United Nations has lost a total of 92 staffers in the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, the deadliest disaster yet for the world body.

    The figure rose from 84 Jan. 29, said Edmond Mulet, acting chief of the U.N. mission in Haiti via video conference from Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Some 30 other employees were injured, while seven have yet to be found, Press Trust of India reports.  

    Last month’s deadly temblor reduced the U.N. office in Port-au-Prince to rubble, leaving mission chief Hedi Annabi and his Brazilian deputy, Luiz Carlos da Costa, among the dead.

    The U.N. has been maintaining peacekeeping forces in Haiti since 1993 to quell civil unrest in the Caribbean state

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