According to CNN at least 16 people were killed during the Carnival parade processions Tuesday morning in Haiti. The victims who were participants in the parade were on a float when it received an electrical shock sources say the incident occurred around 2:48 AM Eastern Time.
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An “accident following an electrical shock” happened on a parade float in Port-au-Prince at 2:48 a.m. ET Tuesday, Haitian Communications Minister Rothschild Francis Junior said.
The government spokesman did not elaborate on the accident. Seventy-eight other people were injured in the accident, the office of Haiti’s Prime Minister said.
“My sincerest sympathies (are) with the victims of the grave incident this morning at the Champ de Mars celebrating Mardi Gras Carnaval,” Haitian President Michel Martelly said on Twitter. – CNN Travel