Bus crash kills 22 in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) -- A bus went over a cliff near the
Haitian capital early on Monday, killing the driver and 21 passengers,
local radio reported.
The bus had started its run in Belladere, a town near Haiti's border with
Dominican Republic. The driver lost control, and the bus plunged off the cliff in
Morne a Cabrit, a hillside town 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Port-au-Prince,
survivors told private Signal FM.
Eight surviving passengers were hospitalized in critical condition.
Traffic accidents are common in Haiti, an impoverished Caribbean nation
roads are badly maintained, driving laws are seldom enforced and public
transportation is often overcrowded.
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