At least 38 people were killed and about a dozen injured in Northern Haiti after a Bus drove into a parade of Pedestrians while fleeing from an Accident.
The country’s civil protection authorities said the Bus, which was travelling from Cap haitien to the Capital Port-Au-Prince, initially hit two people in a town outside Gonaives in the North of the Country, killing one.
The Bus driver then fled and crashed into three “Rara” Parades in Mapou, about 5 kilometers away.
Rara Parades, which usually take place around Easter, are groupings of musicians playing traditional instruments who are often joined by passers-by.
Police official Edmond Presnert told that in total, 34 people were killed at the scene and an another four people died in Hospital.
The driver and passengers on the bus were taken to the Police Station.
They were subsequently released and officials said the Bus driver has fled.
It was not immediately clear what caused the Accident.
After the Accident, other musicians and people in the parade began Hurling Rocks at the Bus and passing vehicles, injuring other people, according to the Ministry of the interior.
President Jovenel Moise called for an investigation into the Incident.