Haiti bus crash: At least 34 killed as driver 'attempts to flee scene of accident'

At least 34 people have been killed and 15 more are injured after a bus crashed into a crowd in northern Haiti, according to the country’s civil protection authorities.

The bus, which was coming from Cap Haitien to the capital Port-au-Prince, crashed outside the town of Gonaives, the authorities said.

Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, the director of the Civil Protection Authority, told Agence France Presse the bus first hit two people, killing one and wounding another, before the driver attempted to flee and, hitting three bands of Rara musicians – a type of Haitian street performer.

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