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Haitian Deputy car crashed into transport van in in Pont Sonde, 13 dead

It has been reported that a major accident took place on the road in Haiti on Saturday. A member of the Haitian Chamber of Deputies was involved in a road accident where his car crashed into a transport van, causing 13 death and 10 injuries.

The accident took place in Pont Sonde. The name of the member of Haitian Chamber of Deputies was not released by the Police, however, the media was informed that he was not among the dead. The Deputy suffered chest injury and was taken to a hospital near by.

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Pont Sonde, Haiti

Pont Sonde is a small town with a population of so few residents, it is considered a hamlet, a community smaller in number than a village. Estimates as to the size of the population range from anywhere between ten and twenty thousand residents. Still, its small size hasn't stop little Pont Sonde from making its way into the news.

In 1997, former President, Rene Preval was head of a ceremony held to distribute land to farmers equaling about an acre each. The eyes and ears of the nation turned to the event as the plan was considered a political move. They expressed the feeling that the act wasn't a smart one for a land reform answer, but a political strategy aimed at gaining favor for Preval. Theorists also predicted the move was used to hush up dissatisfied peasants who had previously staged a one day strike.

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