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At least 13 killed in Haiti truck and boat accidents
Published on May 26, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Joe Colas

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- At least 13 people have been killed in Haiti in two separate accidents in less than 48 hours when a truck transporting goods and passengers on Friday fell off a cliff, one day after a small boat capsized near the town of Baraderes, both near the Caribbean country's southern coasts.

A truck transporting goods and passengers fell off a cliff on Friday and hit a reef in the ocean on the coast of the southern town of Roche-à-Bateau en route to the remote district of Tiburon, leaving seven people killed and five injured, according to witnesses who spoke to HCNN.

"I personally saw five bodies, four men and one lady, but I confirmed with other witnesses two more deaths," Marc Jerome, who witnessed the accident, told HCNN in a phone interview.

The cause of the accident was not clear, but some suggest it could have been a brake or differential problem. The Forward model truck was coming from the capital Port-au-Prince.

Six people were also reported killed in a different tragedy, when a small boat capsized on Thursday near the southern town of Baradères.
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