30 Bus Passengers Died Within One Week

7th February

Patrick bus

Patrick bus

Within one week during the middle of January up to 30 people lost their lives and many others were injured close to the Jean Rabel area when 2 buses lost control and upturned on their route from Saint Louis de Nord to Port-au-Prince.

During that time consistent rain had left the route badly damaged making driving very dangerous and difficult. This route is one of the National highways in the country but I doubt it has ever been surfaced properly. Its like driving on a dirt track, full of pot-holes, craters, and mounds of mud that wheels simply sink into.

The weird thing is that there is little or no public discussion or action taken to rectify the situation – the northwest of the country seems to be utterly outside of the realm of any positive government influence from the capital of Port-au-Prince.

What is even more unbelievable is that 30 or more people have lost their lives in the blink of an eye, you might say, affecting God only knows how many families, yet here it just seems to be part of life, accepted without comment. No public outcry, no public condolences offered to family and friends who have suffered the loss of someone close to them. Life simply goes on…