Haiti marks fifth earthquake anniversary

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
[PHOTO: UNifeed] 
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Haiti is marking the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake that Haitian government said killed more than 300,000 people including 102 United Nations peacekeepers.

President Michel Martelly was presiding at a memorial ceremony at a mass grave north of Port-au-Prince.

Martelly called Haitians to unite in solving country's problems.

At the MINUSTAH's headquarters in Port-au-Prince, the heads of the Mission and relatives of victims have laid wreaths on the monument to fallen peacekeepers. 

102 members of the UN peacekeeping mission died when the 6-story-high mission headquarters and other mission's building collapsed during the earthquake.

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 4:53 PM on January 12, 2010, destroying thousands of buildings throughout the capital and surroundings. The government later said more than 300,000 people were killed but the exact toll was never confirmed. One and half million people were left homeless. -UNifeed
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