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07/09/2010 09:40:12

Monday around 17:00 pm a truck carrying 70-80 passengers returning from the bi-national market of Dajabon where they came to shop, was the victim of a serious accident. The accident occurred near to Terrier Rouge (35 km North-East of Cap-Haïtien), on the road Ouanaminthe - Cap Haitien, the truck seemed to go to Cap Haitien when trying to avoid a motorcycle, the driver lost control of his vehicle. The truck flipped and rolled over several times. Overloading of the truck, the road conditions and perhaps faulty brakes may have contributed to this terrible accident after the first report. The tragedy has been confirmed by Espinal, the commander of the Army in Dajabon.

At least seven Haitians died in the accident where there are more than 40 injured, some in serious condition. 11 wounded were transported to hospital Ramón Matías Mella, in Dajabon, the Director, Dr. Victor Franco Moya, said that nine injured were treated and were quickly returned to Haiti and two were hospitalized because of the seriousness of their injury. Among the identified wounded there Revier François 45 years, Yolanda Fersul, Pierre Sadad, Anita Dorcevil 24 yearset Odulson Israël 65 years.

The deceased victims were transported to the hospital morgue to Juana Mendez. However the assessment could be heavier, various testimonies speak about 14 to 20 deaths. A resident of Dajabón explained that such accidents already occurred, the Haitian trucks are often overloaded and in bad conditions.

S/ HaitiLibre

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