Thousands attend public funeral in Haiti for 17 who died in Carnival accident

February 21, 2015 1:45 PM

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Thousands attend public funeral in Haiti for 17 who died in Carnival accident

Members of the government and families attend a funeral held for the 17 victims who died in an accident involving a Carnival float, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The accident occurred early Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 when a singer aboard one of 16 Carnival floats touched a power line and caused the crowd to panic, resulting in a stampede. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) (The Associated Press)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Thousands of people in Haiti's capital are attending a public funeral for 17 people who died in an accident involving a Carnival float.

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