January 13, 2010 / 8:26 PM / in 9 years

U.N. mission chief in Haiti killed in quake

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The chief of the U.N. mission in Haiti, Hedi Annabi, was killed in Tuesday’s earthquake, Haitian President Rene Preval said on Wednesday.

“Ambassador Annabi died. We send our sympathy and condolences to all the international community,” Preval told journalists in Port-au-Prince.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said earlier he could not confirm reports Annabi had died.

Reporting by Joseph Guyler Delva, Editing by Sandra Maler

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