20 killed in Haiti road accident

July 29th, 2010 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS  

Port-au-Prince, July 29 (IANS/EFE) At least 20 people were killed and a dozen injured when two buses collided on Haiti’s National Highway near Leogane, 35 km from Port-au-Prince.
The accident occurred Tuesday in the town of L’Acul when one of the buses tried to avoid a patch of the highway damaged by the Jan. 12 earthquake. The bus driver, who was speeding, lost control and hit another bus.

The injured were taken to the Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, hospital in Leogane and to the public hospital in Petit-Goave, a city 68 km southwest of the capital.

–IANS/EFE

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