Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Haiti: 29 Killed By Truck Carrying Quake Rubble

A truck loaded with rubble from Haiti's earthquake two years ago has crashed killing at least 29 people and injuring 67.

It is believed the driver lost control of the vehicle in a hilly area of the impoverished Caribbean nation's Port-au-Prince.

Authorities say the driver of the truck fled the scene after hitting an obstacle and has yet to be apprehended.

Witnesses said the vehicle sped down a divided two-lane road and ploughed past parked cars, motorcycles and mopeds.

The accident comes less than a week after the second anniversary of the quake that killed around 300,000 people and destroyed much of the capital.

Just over half of the piles of concrete, steel and other debris littering Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas has been cleared since the earthquake that devastated the city on January 12, 2010. Read More