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Haitian ministers die in quake
BERLIN/New Delhi, JAN 15 (IANS)
Published on 16 Jan. 2010 1:15 AM IST
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: Several Haitian ministers and leading politicians were victims of Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Caribbean nation, Jean-Robert Saget, Haiti’s ambassador to Germany, told DPA Friday. The dead include Justice Minister Paul Denis and opposition politician Michel Gaillard, Saget said. “I know that multiple ministers are dead, certainly Justice Minister Paul Denis was,” he said. The temblor, which had its epicentre about 15 km southwest of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, may have killed more than 100,000 people in the impoverished nation. India donates $5 mn. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said India would provide $5 million in aid to Haiti where tens of thousands have been killed in a devastating earthquake. Manmohan Singh expressed his solidarity with his Haitian counterpart Jean-Max Bellerive and the people of Haiti, which was hit by a 7.0 magnitude quake Tuesday. “It is with profound sadness that we have learnt of the vast devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti Jan 12,” Singh said in his condolence message. “We would like to make an immediate cash donation of $5 million as a token of our solidarity,” he said. (More on page 9) “I would also like to convey our condolences to the injured and family members of those who have died. We have no doubt that the people of Haiti have the strength and resilience to overcome this natural disaster.” On Thursday India announced $1 million in cash for immediate emergency relief in Haiti.

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