Carnival float electrocution kills at least 20 in Haiti

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by wfgodot, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    At least 20 dead by electrocution in Haiti Carnival accident

    more at link
     
  2. Loading...


  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Haiti carnival accident: at least 18 dead, 60 injured as carnival float hits power line in Port-au-Prince (ABC)

    more at link

    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
     
  4. trigger

    trigger New Member

    Messages:
    6,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  5. trigger

    trigger New Member

    Messages:
    6,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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/wor...arade-floats-electrocuted-by-power-lines.html
     
  6. trigger

    trigger New Member

    Messages:
    6,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  7. Kensie

    Kensie Active Member

    Messages:
    7,155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    How horrible and terrifying. Those poor people.
     
  8. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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:

     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice