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Time for joy - Haiti Kanaval 2015

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Time for joy - Haiti Kanaval 2015

Time for joy - Haiti Kanaval 2015

President Martelly, First Lady Sophia, and Prime Minister Paul attended a candlelight vigil at the accident site, where they experienced a moment of silence for the victims. Condolences flooded in from the international community. The U.S. State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, and UN delegate, Sandra Honore, both expressed their deepest sympathies to the families.

Haitian hip-hop group Barikad Crew was aboard the float, one of whose members unwittingly touched the power line, causing it to fall, precipitating the accident and ensuing chaos. Barikad Crew's lead vocalist Fantom was hit by the power line and remains in critical condition at hospital.

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