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President Michel Martelly's motorcade was involved in a car accident in northern Haiti on Thursday that left seven people seriously injured, though the president was not hurt, officials said.
Local authorities did not give any details about the circumstances of the accident, which took place in Cap-Haitien, the second-largest city in the Caribbean nation.
Martelly and Haitian Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin were at the front of the motorcade and were not injured.
Among those seriously injured was the president's representative in the north, Yvon Alteon, who was transported by helicopter to a hospital in the capital Port-au-Prince.
Presidential security agents and Martelly's personal photographer, as well as a six-year-old girl who was watching the motorcade pass, were also seriously hurt, the officials said. - Sapa-AFP