At least 13 killed, 17 wounded in Haiti road accident

Published on by Joseph Guyler Delva (author)

Locations(s): Pont-Sonde

Lamaker Abel Descollines (photo: )
Lamaker Abel Descollines

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-Sondé, in the Northern Artibonite region, when an SUV driven by a lawmaker, Jules Lionel Anélus, 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  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'Estère, while the bus was coming from the North toward the western capital city of Port-au-Prince.

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