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CARICOM Saddened Following Fuel Truck Tragedy in Haiti

In a prepared statement by CARICOM, the body expressed deep sadness over the tragedy that has rocked the French nation.

“The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the death of more than 60 people following the explosion of a fuel tanker in Cap Haitien, Haiti, on Tuesday, 14 December 2021.

The tragedy of this horrific accident is compounded by the severe injuries to dozens of persons/people, and the destruction of adjacent homes and properties. The Community shares the grief of its sister Member State, and wishes a full and speedy recovery to the injured.”

CARICOM extended its condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives and also to the Government and People of Haiti who have been in mourning since the incident.

Surviving residents in Haiti’s second-largest city rushed outside of their homes in horror as they observed the flames consuming part of their neighborhood shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

*cover photo by Samuel Volcy/Reuters

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