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OAS Secretary General Expresses Condolences to Haiti over Accident at Carnival Festivities

  February 17, 2015

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed his deepest sympathies and solidarity to the Government and people of Haiti over the tragic and horrible accident that marred this morning’s carnival festivities. According to the Haitian authorities, at least 16 people were confirmed dead and 78 were injured.

In doing so, he was joined by Assistant Secretary General and President of the Group of Friends of Haiti, Albert Ramdin, who learned “with great sadness and distress" of this morning’s tragedy.

In this moment of profound grief, the OAS leaders also wish to convey their “most heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families.”

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Reference: E-045/15