Deportation of Haitians in Dominican Republic claims first fatalities
Santo Domingo.- Three Haitians were killed and 27 people injured when an Immigration Agency bus carrying 46 undocumented foreigners plunged into a ravine in the Central Mountains in the Constanza -Bonao highway, near the spot known as Loma Casabito.
The surviving and deceased Haitians – the first fatalities during the three months since deportations began- had been previously detained in Constanza for repatriation to their country, after processing at the Immigration facility some 15 kilometers west of the capital.
The accident occurred around six kilometers north of Bonao, according to Immigration director Ruben Dario Paulino, who arrived at the scene to coordinate the rescue effort.
The bus was being driven by Army Sgt. Jesus Sanchez, who is hospitalized in guarded condition in a clinic in Bonao, whereas the several injured Haitians were taken to various hospitals in the area.
Oct 9, 2015
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