1. Fatalities

    Truck Accident Kills 26 in Haiti

    People run to collect fuel mixed with water from a canal after an accident involving a truck carrying diesel fuel in the neighborhood of Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The scramble for the gas is understandable in Haiti: fuel stations charge as much as $5 a gallon in a country where the bulk of its 10 million people earns about $2 a day. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Ramon Espinosa / AP Photo

    The death toll from a deadly truck accident outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, climbed to 26 on Sunday. Thirty people were also wounded when the brakes on the truck failed, causing it to roll down a hill and off of a highway before it flipped over. Initial reports said that 20 people had died in the Saturday crash and 40 had been injured in the incident. Such deadly car accidents are not uncommon in Haiti. In January, 29 people died after another truck’s brakes failed and it ran over street vendors on a sidewalk. The truck was carrying merchants and their goods to rural outposts.

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