Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti

Haiti News Security: Armored vehicle against tap-tap, 4 dead and 9 wounded

On Saturday, February 9, at around 8 pm, an UN Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) from the Minujusth deployed as reinforcements hit a tap-tap on the Canapé-Vert road, killing 4 people and injuring 9 police offciers, 4 of them seriously.

According to preliminary information, Inspector Gary Desrosier, spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti (PNH), informs that an officer of the PNH and 8 United Nations police officers who have been wounded, are currently under medical care. The police officer of the PNH and 3 United Nations police offciers would be seriously injured, 2 of them would be in a coma.

Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti, offers her condolences to the families of the victims and her sympathies to the wounded. "I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and wish to present my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased as well as express my sympathies to the injured," said La Lime, emphasizing "I have requested that the circumstances of the accident be thoroughly investigated."