More than 40 people were killed and a dozen others badly injured after a gasoline truck exploded in Haiti late Monday night.
The local officials said the deadly blast occurred in the northern city of Cap-Haitien.
Sources said due to the numerous number of injured victims local hospitals have a hard time treating them due to a lack of space.
“We are overwhelmed,” Dr. Calhil Turenne said.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Claude Joseph expressed sadness on the incident in a tweet.
“Shattered” by news of the mass casualties, saying “I share the pain and sorrow of all the people,” Joseph said.
Moreover, it was learned that the explosion occurred as Haiti struggles with a severe shortage of fuel and spiraling gas prices.