Philippe Dewez

 

 

Age: 62

 

Summary: Belgian retired Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representantive and special adviser to Haitian president Rene Preval under the aegis of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) who was among one of more than 33 Belgian foreigners reported missing and presumed dead following the catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti that killed approximately 316,000 people and injured over 250,000 others during a series of severe aftershocks, which caused major damages to at least 30,000 commercial buildings and destroyed much of the Caribbean island's infrastructure region becoming one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike the country in 200 years.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake

 

Born: November 8, 1947

 

Died: January 12, 2010

 

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti