At Least 15 Electrocuted In Haiti Carnival Accident

 

 

 

 

 

” At least 15 people were dead after being electrocuted by a high-voltage cable as they were riding a Carnival parade float in Haiti Tuesday, emergency officials said.

  Dozens were also injured in the overnight accident in Port-au-Prince, Communications Minister Rotchild Francois said in a statement.

  The float was carrying a popular Haitian rap group called Barikad Crew, Haiti’s Radio Metropole reported.

  It struck a cable as it passed underneath it in a parade watched by tens of thousands of people.

  The rap group’s star singer, who goes by the name “Fantom”, was struck directly by the fallen cable and is in critical condition, the website Haiti Press Network said.”

 

Some reports are listing the death toll as high as 20 

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