EU says Haiti envoy died in earthquake

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says its envoy to Haiti died in the country’s devastating earthquake.

EU Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton said Sunday she received confirmation of the death of Pilar Juarez on Saturday night.

Juarez was 53. Ashton calls her death “a tragic loss for Ms. Juarez’ family and friends, but also for all her colleagues.”

She says in a statement she contacted Juarez’ family to express her condolences and those of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

She said two Haitians working for the EU delegation in Port-Au-Prince remain missing.

Ashton also expressed her condolences to the United Nations which lost many workers, including the head of its Haitian UN mission, Hedi Annabi.