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Haiti - FLASH : Bus attacked and passengers robbed
16/11/2019 07:55:26

Haiti - FLASH : Bus attacked and passengers robbed
Friday, a bus returning from Jacmel, ensuring the route Port-au-Prince / Jacmel was intercepted and diverted by a group of heavily armed individuals from the village of Dieu, near the National Theater in the area of ​​the bicentennial.

After driving the bus on their territory, under threat the thugs robbed the 12 passengers of all their property having any value before releasing them. However individuals have keep the bus and his driver and claimed a large ransom to his owner to return the vehicle and release the driver.

Changeux Mehu, the President of the Association of Haitian Owners and Drivers (APCH) who confirmed the information was not able to indicate whether the bus had been returned to its owner nor the amount of ransom claimed, recalling that earlier this week another bus running the Carrefour / Portail Léogâne route was also attacked and returned to its owner against ransom...

Remember that in the same area, on October 10th, another bus carrying the route Port-au-Prince / Jérémie was also attacked https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28973-haiti-flash-a-bus-attacked-49-passengers-taken-hostage.html and the 49 passengers on board, stripped of all their property under the threat of armed individuals

Travelers lament increased insecurity in the capital and on provincial roads, where it is more common for a transit vehicle or private cars to be attacked and their passengers robbed or ransomed https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28506-haiti-news-zapping.html

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