At least 16 dead in Carnival parade accident in Haiti

February 17, 2015 1:33 PM

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At least 16 dead in Carnival parade accident in Haiti

(CNN)At least 16 people were killed during Haiti's national Carnival parade early Tuesday in an accident involving an electrical shock on a float, government officials said.

An "accident following an electrical shock" happened on a parade float in Port-au-Prince at 2:48 a.m. ET Tuesday, Haitian Communications Minister Rothschild Francis Junior said.

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