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Thousands Attend Funeral in Haiti for 17 Carnival Victims
Haiti, News Out of Haiti

Thousands Attend Funeral in Haiti for 17 Carnival Victims

Thousands of people streamed into Haiti’s main public park on Saturday to honor the 17 victims who died in an accident involving a Carnival float.

Many mourners wore white T-shirts with a phrase in Creole that read, “In good times, in bad times, we’re all Haitians.”

White caskets draped with the Haitian flag were lined up in front of a stage where government officials including President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Evans Paul greeted the victims’ relatives and friends.

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Haiti Government Introduces Plan To Strengthen Public Safety  After Carnival Deaths
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Haiti Government Introduces Plan To Strengthen Public Safety After Carnival Deaths

Following the death of 18 Carnival goers in Haiti early Tuesday morning, the Haitian government revealed plans to strengthen security measures during major public festivities. This announcement comes on the heels of questions raised about the government’s accountability and responsibility for the accident.

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At Least 16 Dead In Haiti Carnival Barikad Crew Float Accident

At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical group’s Carnival float was shocked by high-voltage wires above the street, setting off a panic in which dozens of people were trampled, officials said.

The accident occurred as thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. Video from the scene showed sparks coursing from the wire after a singer from the Haitian hip-hop group Barikad Crew was jolted by the overhead power line as the float passed beneath it. The cable appeared to have shocked several others as well.