18 dead, 60 injured in carnival float accident in Haiti: official

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Posted: Feb 17, 2015 6:04 AM

By Amelie Baron

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - At least 18 people were killed and 60 injured early on Tuesday when a carnival float hit power lines in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince on the second day of the annual festival.

President Michel Martelly expressed his "sincerest sympathies" to the victims in a Twitter message.

(Reporting by Amelie Baron. Writing by David Adams; Editing by Janet Lawrence)