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