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8 Chinese buried in Haiti quake rubble

EIGHT members of China's peacekeeping force in Haiti were buried under rubble and more than 10 people were missing in a major earthquake that hit the Caribbean island nation today.

There are 125 Chinese peacekeeping forces in Haiti. Six of them are women, Xinhua news agency reported.

China has sent a rescue team to Haiti, including medical staff, specialist quake rescuers and engineers.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake, the most powerful to hit Haiti in a century, has toppled the presidential palace and many government buildings.

The quake is expected to claim thousands of lives.


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