Posted by: lisaparavisini | December 29, 2012

Massive Fire Destroys Port-au-Prince Market

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A massive fire in Haiti’s capital has ravaged a portion of a popular marketplace where hundreds of vendors sold their wares, the Associated Press reports.

Police spokesman Frantz Lerebours said Saturday that dozens of stalls at the Port Market in Port-au-Prince were burned to the ground and that few items were recovered. He said authorities are investigating what caused the fire late Friday.

He says there are no reports of deaths or injuries.

The same market was destroyed in April 2010 just months after a devastating earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people and left hundreds of thousands more homeless. Vendors at that time said the fire was politically motivated, although police never determined the cause.

For the original report go to  http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/world/article/Fire-ravages-portion-of-popular-Haitian-market-4154182.php#ixzz2GU4oIbcJ


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  1. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

  2. THAT WAS WHAT WAS MISSING IN HAITI : FIRE!!!! WE HAVE WATER FROM THE HURRICANES, AND EARTH, ALTHOUGH NOT FOR EVERYBODY AND NOW FIRE!!! ON THE VERY WIRE, WIRE!!!!


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