The Haitian National Police said Saturday that it rescued 51 people taken hostage on a bus by armed bandits in Bassin Bleu, Jacmel.

Bassin Bleu is a popular beach getaway and hotspot that attracts visitors from around the south and abroad. 

Police did not give further details about the circumstances surrounding the hostage situation nor the whereabouts of the kidnappers.No deaths were reported but some of the victims said they were beaten. Source

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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