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.

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