Shrove Tuesday festival, Port-au-prince, Crowd Incident 17/02/2015

Shrove Tuesday festival, Port-au-prince, Crowd Incident 17/02/2015

This article is more than 7 years old Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after at least 16 die in power line tragedy

Three days of mourning declared after incident triggered when a singer on a float hit an overhead power line in Port-au-PrinceThree days of mourning declared after incident triggered when a singer on a float hit an overhead power line in Port-au-Prince

Haiti to implement safety measures after Carnival tragedy

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – The Haitian government raised the death toll from Tuesday’s electrocution of a Carnival float to 18 and said it was exploring measures to prevent future incidents involving overhead high voltage power lines, the Minister of Communications announced on Wednesday.

Burned singer describes deadly Haiti Carnival accident

A Haitian singer who was burned by a high-voltage wire while atop a float during a Carnival parade said Wednesday that an unexpected shift forward apparently set off the accident that resulted in a deadly stampede.

At least 16 die in Haiti Carnival accident

A raucous Mardi Gras parade that packed the streets with thousands of revelers in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince ended in tragedy Tuesday when a high-voltage wire hit a float. At least 16 people died in the ensuing panic.

Three days of mourning for Haiti carnival float victims

Three days of mourning have been declared in Haiti after a power line fell on to a carnival float in the capital, Port au Prince.

At least 16 people died in the accident, prompting officials to cancel the final day of the carnival.

Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident

t least 16 people were killed and 78 injured early on Tuesday when a singer on a Carnival float hit an overhead power line in Port-au-Prince, setting off a stampede by bystanders, officials said.

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