Haiti Gas-Truck Blast Kills at Least 62 People in Latest Disaster for Nation

A tanker truck carrying gasoline exploded in Haiti’s second-biggest town of Cap-Haïtien, killing at the very least 62 persons and injuring dozens more, Haitian officers reported Tuesday.

It was the most up-to-date in a string of modern disasters to hit the hemisphere’s poorest country that include a presidential assassination, a devastating earthquake and mass kidnappings.