Kanaval in Haiti killed 18 people

Kanaval in Haiti killed 18 people

Kanaval in Haiti killed 18 people

Power Line Fell On to a Carnival Float in Haiti

The unfortunate incident occurred during the high spirited three day carnival festival "Nou Tout Se Ayiti" (we are all Haiti), that began on Sunday with dancing and singing. We should remember that this year's carnival was being celebrated in the country's capital for the first time in the last four years and it attracted large night-time crowds who were eager to witness competing bands atop highly-decorated floats. In the last three years, as per the decision of the country's concerned official, three provinces, Les Cayes, Gonaives and Cape Haitian, had celebrated the festival.

Later on the same day, the new Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul arranged a silent condolence parade on the Champ de Mars where the accident occurred. People attended the parade in white dress. Three days of national mourning was observed, flags were flown half mast till Saturday, the day when the state funeral was held. The Haitian President Michel Martelly has expressed his sincere sympathy and gave his condolences to the victims on Twitter.

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