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Top 2 U.N. officials in Haiti died in quake

A member of the  Fairfax Country Urban Search & Rescue Team and her K-9 partner search the U.N. building Thursday.
A member of the Fairfax Country Urban Search & Rescue Team and her K-9 partner search the U.N. building Thursday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Special Representative Hedi Annabi, deputy Luiz Carlos da Costa among dead
  • Acting U.N. Police Commissioner in Haiti Doug Coates also died
  • Headquarters of the U.N. mission in Haiti collapsed during the quake

(CNN) -- The top two civilian officials at the U.N. mission in Haiti were killed in Tuesday's earthquake, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed Saturday.

Special Representative Hedi Annabi and his deputy, Luiz Carlos da Costa, have died, Ban said in a written statement.

Acting U.N. Police Commissioner in Haiti Doug Coates also died, he said.

The headquarters of the U.N. mission in Haiti, a peacekeeping and police force established after the 2004 ouster of then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, collapsed during the quake.

Annabi and da Costa had been believed to be trapped under the rubble.

Video: U.N. officials confirmed dead
RELATED TOPICS
  • Haiti
  • Earthquakes
  • Port-au-Prince

"In every sense of the word, they gave their lives for peace," Ban said.

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