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At least 30 Haiti FA members died in quake

Caribbean football officials say at least 30 members of Haiti's football federation, including an undetermined number of players, have died in the country's earthquake.

world Updated: Jan 20, 2010 13:54 IST

Caribbean football officials say at least 30 members of Haiti's football federation, including an undetermined number of players, have died in the country's earthquake.

In a report to world governing body FIFA on Tuesday, the Caribbean Football Union said the dead included players, referees, coaches, and administrative and medical officials of the federation.

The federation's headquarters collapsed during last week's earthquake.

The report said federation president Yves Jean Bart survived the quake.

Horace Burrell of Jamaica, vice president of the Caribbean Football Union, visited Haiti over the weekend. He said Bart told him that at least 30 federation members had died. Bart said 20 more were still buried in the rubble or unaccounted for.

It was not clear how many players were in the building when it collapsed. Burrell's report said federation officials were holding a meeting when the quake struck.

"Words cannot describe what I have seen in Haiti. It is heartbreaking," Burrell said in his report to FIFA vice president Jack Warner, who also heads the North American, Central American and Caribbean region known as CONCACAF.