More than 100,000 dead in Haiti quake, officials say

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - At least 25 members of the Philippine peacekeeping contingent in Haiti are feared trapped inside the collapsed United Nations Stabilization Mission building after a magnitude 7.0 quake rocked the Caribbean nation Tuesday (Wedensday in Manila), a Philippine official reported Wednesday.

Philippine military spokesman Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner told ANC's Dateline Philippines that Lt. Col. Lope Dagoy, commander of the Philippine peacekeeping forces in Haiti, has reported through his wife that some Filipino soldiers were trapped inside the building that collapsed right after the country was struck by the earthquake.

Elmer Cato, press officer of the Philippine mission to the United Nations, also said earlier Filipino peacekeepers were trapped at the collapsed United Nations Stabilization Mission building.

He said the Philippine peacekeeping force is composed of 157 officers and enlisted personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and 22 personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

In a phone interview with ABS-CBN News, Lt. Col. Limar Galicia, deputy commander of the
peacekeeping operations center in Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac, said he was informed by the New York Permanent Mission via email that at least 23 Filipino peacekeepers may have been trapped inside the
 headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in   


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