Six people were killed and three were wounded as a truck transporting goods hauled into a ravine, officials said. The accident happened in Anse-a-Pitre, near the border with the Dominican Republic. The three wounded were transferred to a hospital in the town of Fond Verretes, also near the border with the neighboring country, local authorities explained, but they did not specify the state of health of those affected.

Haitian officials have announced recently that a security mechanism would be put in place to prevent traffic accidents during the holiday seasons, as traffic increases. Last month, seventeen people were killed and 18 others injured in a road accident near Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second largest city, according to civil protection.