Two Indonesians have survived an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter Scale that struck Haiti earlier today, while three others still missing. Here is an article that I have quoted from The Jakarta Globe.
Three Indonesian UN Volunteers Still Missing in Haiti After Quake
Indonesia’s Permanent Representative Office at the United Nations Security Council in New York on Thursday announced that five Indonesians were in Haiti when an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck on Tuesday.
Two of the Indonesian survivors were identified as Endang Satriyani and Yogi Anggoro, while three others are still missing.
Indonesia’s Charge d’Affaires at the Security Council, Hasan Kleib, said on Thursday the two Indonesian survivors were volunteers at the UN Stabilisation Mission (Minustah) in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince.
“They managed to get out of their office before it collapsed,” Hasan said, adding that his staff managed to contact him later through an Indonesian working at a UN mission in Liberia, Luigi Pralangga.
Luigi told Hasan that there were three other Indonesian women in Port-au-Prince when the quake struck.
“Yogi said he had recently met them in Port-au-Prince. The three women came from Bali but their names are yet to be disclosed. A report says they were working at Caribee Hotel in Port-au-Prince,” Hasan said.
The Indonesian Permanent Representative Office in New York along with Minustah’s offices in New York and Port-au-Prince are still monitoring developments in the search for the three missing Indonesians.
According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, more than 100 UN staff personnel were inside the building when it collapsed, including UN Special Representative to Haiti, Hedi Annabi, and his deputy Luiz Carlos da Costa.