Pont-Sonde, Haiti (HCNN) -- At least 13 people have been killed and 17 others wounded over the weekend in Haiti as a result of a road accident in a Northern district in the Caribbean country, officials say on Monday.
The accident occurred on Saturday in the locality of Pont-SondĂ©, in the Northern Artibonite region, when an SUV driven by a lawmaker, Jules Lionel AnĂ©lus, crashed into a minibus full of passengers.
"13 people have been killed and 17 wounded including Deputy Anelus who is now being taken care of at a hospital in the capital where he was transferred," Lawmaker Abel Descollines told the Haitian-Caribbean News Network (HCNN) on Monday.
The wounded were transferred to a hospital in the nearby town of Saint-Marc, while other more serious cases were received at a Hospital operated by famous US Doctor, Paul Farmer, in the Town of Mirebalais, in the Central Plateau.
Descollines said his colleague at the Lower Chamber, Anelus, is scheduled to Â undergo a surgery in his chest after being injured in the accident.
The lawmaker was on his way to his native northern district of l'EstĂ¨re, while the bus was coming from the North toward the western capital city of Port-au-Prince.