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    At Least 34 Killed In Bus Crash In Northern Haiti:
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    Default Not good news for Hispaniola!

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    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A bus driver fleeing the scene of an accident drove into crowds of people in northern Haiti early on Sunday, killing at least 38 and injuring about a dozen more, the authorities said.

    The bus, which was traveling from Cap Haitien to Port-au-Prince, the capital, initially hit two people at a bus stop outside Gonaives in the northern part of the country, according to Joseph Faustin, the head of civil protection for the Artibonite department. One of the two pedestrians was killed, he said.

    The bus driver then tried to drive away, but when he reached Mapou, about three miles away, he crashed the bus into three rara parades, Mr. Faustin said.

    The parades, which usually take place around Easter, involve groups of musicians playing traditional instruments in the street, often joined by crowds of passers-by.

    Haitian roads are dangerous and chaotic, and pedestrians, drivers and motorcyclists observe few if any traffic rules.

    In total, 34 people were killed at the scene and four people died later of their injuries, according to Fred Henry, the area’s deputy representative, who added that the episode had occurred around 4 a.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meemselle View Post
    I leave out the graphic fots.

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A bus driver fleeing the scene of an accident drove into crowds of people in northern Haiti early on Sunday, killing at least 38 and injuring about a dozen more, the authorities said.

    The bus, which was traveling from Cap Haitien to Port-au-Prince, the capital, initially hit two people at a bus stop outside Gonaives in the northern part of the country, according to Joseph Faustin, the head of civil protection for the Artibonite department. One of the two pedestrians was killed, he said.

    The bus driver then tried to drive away, but when he reached Mapou, about three miles away, he crashed the bus into three rara parades, Mr. Faustin said.

    The parades, which usually take place around Easter, involve groups of musicians playing traditional instruments in the street, often joined by crowds of passers-by.

    Haitian roads are dangerous and chaotic, and pedestrians, drivers and motorcyclists observe few if any traffic rules.

    In total, 34 people were killed at the scene and four people died later of their injuries, according to Fred Henry, the area’s deputy representative, who added that the episode had occurred around 4 a.m.
    Vey sad and very __cked up. Guarantee that something more than just bad driving skills was involved here.

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    Sounds like terrorism is alive and well in Haiti...very sad situation, as the citizens there have so little anyway and to have something like that occur, just sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashi Siu's Dad View Post
    Sounds like terrorism is alive and well in Haiti...very sad situation, as the citizens there have so little anyway and to have something like that occur, just sucks!
    Terrorism? Where did you receive this piece of information from? Tragedy yes, of course. Terrorism? Provide a source please.

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    Faulty brakes and/or drunken driving is the most likely explanation. A similar tragedy happened in Neyba in 2009 - nine majorettes were killed when a driver lost control of his truck. I once drove through these carnival celebrations in Gonaives - to say they are frenzied would be an understatement.
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