Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Haiti – At least 60 People were killed and dozens injured after a tanker carrying gasoline exploded in Cap-Haitien on Tuesday, the second largest city in Haiti, The victims could increase according to the authorities.
Local media reported that a hundred people were trying to loot the truck at the time of the explosion., after the vehicle crashed in the central neighborhood of Pont Grand Bois et Samarie after midnight.
Dozens of people were injured and have been transported to Cap-Haitien hospitals, the second largest city in Haiti.
Numerous wounded were being treated on the floor of a Cap-Haitien hospital due to the lack of beds, according to images circulating on social networks.
From the month of October, Haiti has experienced fuel supply problems, which has led to the generalization of informal trade and has transformed fuel into a precious commodity.
Last week, the Haitian government announced a sharp increase in tariffs for petroleum derivatives, hikes ranging from 24% in the case of gasoline, al 108% in the case of diesel.
Last weekend, In Port-au-Prince, the first protests against rising fuel prices took place.