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Posted Sunday, July27, 2008
Once again, one of Haiti's multitude of unthinkable fast
growing problems: Alleged criminally negligent road accident leaves at least 32
people dead, some 50 injured
By Agence France-Presse
PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) - At least 32 people, including women and children, were
killed and some 50 injured in southern Haiti when a heavily loaded truck plowed
head-on into three oncoming vehicles when its brakes failed, officials said.
The accident occurred in the town of Cavaillon Saturday, authorities said adding
two Canadians were among the injured.
"The number of fatalities increases every hour because some of the injured are
in very serious condition," Judge Pierre Jasmyn, who was at the scene of the
accident, told AFP.
He said 19 people had died at the scene while the rest succumbed to wounds on
the way to hospital in the nearby city of Cayes.
UN helicopters helped evacuate the injured to hospitals in various parts of the
The victims included at least 15 women and about a dozen children, officials
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