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in Haiti, at least 75 people in the explosion of a tanker Tuesday in Cap-Haitien. The balance sheet provided by local authorities was revised upwards. The Prime Minister decreed three days of national mourning. View on euronews © Odelyn Joseph / Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved scene of the drama in Cap-Haitien, after the explosion of the tank truck - on 15/12/2021
in Haiti, at least 75 people in the explosion of a tanker Tuesday in Cap- Haitian. The balance sheet provided by local authorities was revised upwards. The Prime Minister decreed three days of national mourning.
The drama occurred on Tuesday morning early, in Cap-Haitien (north of the country).
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According to the city-deputy mayor, the tanker driver would have tried to avoid a collision with a taxi-motorcycle, thus losing the control of his vehicle that has spilled.
Following the accident, "members of the civilian population took the opportunity to collect the fuel by filling in fortune containers, which is the basis of a terrible explosion," said AFP the The managing director of the Civil Protection of Haiti Jerry Chandler.
According to local authorities, at least 75 people died and at least a fortnight were severely burned.
The pictures of the street where the disaster took place show carcasses of calcined cars and buildings with blackened facades by the flames.
Some 40 dwellings around the place of the explosion caught fire as a result of the deflagration, according to the deputy mayor, leaving an even heavier assessment.
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The Haitian Prime Minister
Ariel Henry went on site. He decreed three days of national mourning to "the memory of the victims of this tragedy which takes the whole Haitian nation".
Health services, submerged, were trying to deal with the influx of patients requiring urgent care.
"We do not have the means to support the many seriously burned people," said AFP a nurse from the Justinian hospital, where many wounded were transported. "I'm afraid we can not save them all."
The fuel crisis
Haiti, a poor country of the Caribbean, is in the grip of a strong shortage of fuels due to the
manifies gangs on a portion of the supply circuit.
In recent months, the armed tapes greatly increased their grip on Port-au-Prince, controlling the roads that lead to the three petroleum terminals in the country.
More than a dozen fuel transport vehicles have been diverted by the gangs that have demanded heavily for the release of drivers, providing a strong grumpy in the population.
Haiti was the theater Monday demonstrations against the increase in gas prices.
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Since October, telecommunications networks and the media have reduced their activities across the country, lack of fuel for thermal generators that feed the antennas. in electricity.
This energy crisis also disabled the functioning of the rare hospital structures across the country.
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