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Two killed, more than a 100 injured as Carnival celebrations continue in Haiti

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 | 2:54 PM    

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — At least two people have been killed and more than 100 injured during Haiti Carnival celebrations that climax on Tuesday.

Haiti's Civil Protection Office said that one person died as a result of a vehicular accident while the other died from excessive drinking that usually accompanies the three-day street festival.

Most of the 102 injuries were as a result of serious allergies and street scuffles.

Unlike previous years, Carnival celebrations this year are taking place in the western town of Gonaives under a government effort to "decentralize" Carnival by holding festivities in different towns in the countryside each year.

Government said it distributed five million US dollars to repair the infrastructure in Gonaives.

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