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Cincinnatus Leconte death following Explosion at National Palace

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Cincinnatus Leconte death following Explosion at National Palace

Here is a picture of Haiti National Plalace, following the explosion that took the life of President Cincinnatus Leconte

His presidency was very short lived, he died on August 8, 1912 at the National Palace in Port Au Prince when a series of explosion took place, followed by a tremendous explosion that killed the president and his hundreds of soldiers. So great was the explosion that every house in the city was shaken. There are many opinions and debates on the exact cause of the accident-- was it an accident? Crime? Vengeance Ogou, the voodoo god? However, the most accepted opinion is that the powder magazines stored in the basement destroyed the National Palace and smaller explosions were covering up for an assassination.

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