02-17-2015, 09:36 AM #1
Carnival float electrocution kills at least 20 in Haiti
At least 20 dead by electrocution in Haiti Carnival accident
Port-au-Prince (AP) At least 20 people were killed and 46 were injured on a music group's packed Carnival float in the Haitian capital Tuesday when they were electrocuted by a power line, officials said.
The accident occurred as thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. People at the scene said someone on the float used a pole or stick to move a power line so the float could pass under it.
02-17-2015, 10:11 AM #2
Haiti carnival accident: at least 18 dead, 60 injured as carnival float hits power line in Port-au-Prince (ABC)
At least 18 people have been killed and 60 injured after a carnival float hit power lines in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on the second day of an annual festival, officials say.
Video of the incident appeared to show the electric cable catch the head of a singer from popular Haitian hip-hop band Barikad Crew.
Pictures galore at Mail, plus video:
Horror at Carnival: Thousands watch as at least 20 people are
killed and sixty more hurt by power line falling on packed float
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02-17-2015, 10:49 AM #3The World Has Gone Mad.
02-17-2015, 10:53 AM #4
The float was carrying a popular Haitian rap group called Barikad Crew, Haiti's Radio Metropole reported.
It struck a cable as it passed underneath it in a parade watched by tens of thousands of people.
The rap group's star singer, who goes by the name "Fantom", was struck directly by the fallen cable and is in critical condition, the website Haiti Press Network said.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...wer-lines.htmlThe World Has Gone Mad.
02-17-2015, 11:00 AM #5
This is just horrible. Prayers for everyone.
Pictures and video's below
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-accident.htmlThe World Has Gone Mad.
02-17-2015, 11:15 AM #6Registered User
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How horrible and terrifying. Those poor people.
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02-17-2015, 02:00 PM #7
Details remain sketchy, and evidently Barikad Crew's lead singer, Fantom, remains in critical condition, with perhaps other group members injured (or dead). An ill-starred crew, that one; from Wiki:
On 15 June 2008, 3 members of the group (K-tafalk, Deja-Voo, Dade) died in a car accident while they were on their way to a concert in Haiti. Less than 2 years later, another member, Young Cliff died in the January 2010 earthquake.
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