Four Barikad Crew members and driver died in a 2008 accident
The accldent in 2015 was not the forst time the musical group Barikad crew was involved in accident in Haiti. In 2008, four Barikad Crew members and their driver died in an accident.
At least 16 people were killed and more than 60 people were injured of stampede in an ensuing panic by the bystanders when a carnival float hit a power line in the Haitian capital on February 17, 2015. As per Associated Press news agency report, someone on the float used a pole to move a live power line out of the way so that the float could pass under it. The persons, who had received the direct contact, were electrocuted immediately with a flash of sparks. A post in the "You Tube" shows that the electric cable caught the head of a singer from the hip-hop band 'Barikad Crew' while the float was passing the presidential stand packed with spectators. The star singer of the group "Fantom" has been admitted to the hospital and reported to be still in critical condition.