Bus accident kills at least 10 in Haiti

17:20, September 08, 2010      

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At least 10 people died and 17 others were injured in a bus accident on the Haitian border with the Dominican Republic, official sources said on Tuesday.

According to official information from Port-au-Prince, the bus, with about 60 Haitians on board, fell off a cliff in Perreus en Lomonase, some 35 kilometers from the northern border with the Dominican Republic.

People on the bus were merchants who came back from a binational market in Dajabon province of Haiti, some 300 kilometers north of Santo Domingo.

The bus driver was trying to avoid a motorbike in the middle of the road before the accident happened.

Authorities told the press the causes of the accident were under investigation.

Source: Xinhua


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