By Linda Bloom
A second United Methodist mission worker has died of injuries sustained during the earthquake in Haiti.
The Rev. Clinton Rabb, 60, who organized mission volunteers for The United Methodist Church, died on the morning of Jan. 17 in a Florida hospital. He had been trapped under a concrete slab at the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince for some 55 hours.
Officials at the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, where he was a staff member, announced his death. On Jan. 16, those officials had confirmed the death of another employee, the Rev. Sam Dixon, top executive of the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
Rabb and Dixon were part of a group of six church-related aid workers who were meeting at the Montana Hotel when the earthquake occurred on Jan. 12. Four others – the Rev. James Gulley, an UMCOR consultant; Sarla Chand, a United Methodist with IMA World Health; and two of her co-workers, Rick Santos and Ann Varghese – returned home on Jan. 15.
Both Rabb and Dixon had been pinned under fallen concrete for several days, but information on the extent of their injuries has not been released.
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