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Carnival float fire kills at least 18 in Haiti

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 00:35

At least 18 people were killed and 60 injured after a carnival float caught fire in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES It began as a joyous affair, but quickly spiraled into mayhem... when a parade float hit a power cable and caught fire. (natsot) The accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning during Port-au-Prince's annual carnival. Witnesses say a hip-hop band was playing aboard the float when it hit the cable. At least 18 people were killed and dozens more reported injured. Many were trampled in the panic that followed the accident. President Michel Martelly has expressed his deepest sympathies to the victims.

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Carnival float fire kills at least 18 in Haiti

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 00:35