Dozens killed in Haiti after runaway bus hits crowd

A view of a bus that lost control and drove into members of a musical band, according to officials, in Gonaives, Haiti, on Sunday. At least 38 people were killed. Photo by Bahare Khodabande/European Pressphoto Agency

March 12 (UPI) — About three dozen people were killed Sunday when a bus plowed into a crowd of people in northern Haiti.

The bus careened out of control in the town of Gonaives, about 70 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince Sunday afternoon, officials said. At least 38 people were reported killed and several more were hurt.

A group of street musicians were in the path of the bus, according to authorities.

Witnesses told police that the driver attempted to flee the scene after the crash.

It wasn’t immediately known what caused the vehicle to run out of control.

“The people who were not victims of the accident tried to burn the bus with the passengers inside,” civic official Faustin Joseph said. “The bus, the passengers and the driver were all placed into the care of the local authorities.”


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