Crash in Haiti: Quebec loses life

Crash in Haiti: Quebec loses life

At least seven people were killed on Wednesday in Haiti, including a member of a Quebec family, in the crash of a small commercial plane in the town of Carrefour, near the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Carrefour police chief Pierre Bellamy told AFP, Saturday, that the package was providing the flight between Port-au-Prince and Jacmel in the south of the country.

All five passengers on board the plane, including the pilot, died.

In its crash, the plane killed a motorcycle taxi driver and collided with a truck transporting consumer products, seriously injuring five of them, according to Judge Moise Jean.

According to Representative Paul Rubitail, Kipker Gamaniel Valsin will be among the victims on board.

The wounded were taken to hospital.

“Very saddened” by the tragedy, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said in a tweet, addressing his “sympathy to the families of the victims.”

Air traffic has increased dramatically in Haiti since last year, as any safe road traffic into the south of the country is made impossible by gang clashes in Martissant, an area in Port-au-Prince crossed by the only road going in that direction.

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