It is with profound sadness that the United Nations has learned of the deaths of four people as a result of a road accident involving a public transportation vehicle and a UN Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) that occurred tonight, in Canape Vert, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. According to the preliminary information, one Haitian citizen and eight UN police officers who were also injured in the accident are being treated.
The Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Haiti, Helen La Lime, presents her condolences to the family of the victims, and her sympathies to the injured. “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,” indicated the SRSG.
“I have requested that the circumstances of the accident be thoroughly investigated,” added the SRSG.