A runaway bus plowed into a crowd of people in the Haitian city of Gonaives early Sunday, killing 34 people and injuring 15 others, officials said. The accident, in the city some 150 kilometers (90 miles) outside Port-au-Prince.
“First, the bus plowed into two pedestrians, killing one of them, and injuring the other,” Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, head of Haiti´s civil protection office, told AFP.
The driver then rammed into a band of street musicians as it tried to speed away, leaving 33 of them dead in a scene of ghastly carnage. Emergency workers transported the injured to the hospital, while police tried to control an angry crowd that gathered at the accident scene.