Haitian President Michel Martelly, center, places a candle with First Lady Sophia Martelly, right, and Prime Minister of Haiti, Evans Paul, left, at the site of an accident during the march convened by the government in Port-au-Prince on February 17, 2015, in memory of the victims who died during celebrations in the National Carnival of Haiti. Haiti was plunged into mourning and Carnival festivities were cancelled after at least 16 people died when a high-voltage cable hit a parade float in the capital Port-au-Prince.
Haitian President Michel Martelly, center, places a candle with First Lady Sophia Martelly, right, and Prime Minister of Haiti, Evans Paul, left, at the site of an accident during the march convened by the government in Port-au-Prince on February 17, 2015, in memory of the victims who died during celebrations in the National Carnival of Haiti. Haiti was plunged into mourning and Carnival festivities were cancelled after at least 16 people died when a high-voltage cable hit a parade float in the capital Port-au-Prince. HECTOR RETAMAL AFP/Getty Images
Haitian President Michel Martelly, center, places a candle with First Lady Sophia Martelly, right, and Prime Minister of Haiti, Evans Paul, left, at the site of an accident during the march convened by the government in Port-au-Prince on February 17, 2015, in memory of the victims who died during celebrations in the National Carnival of Haiti. Haiti was plunged into mourning and Carnival festivities were cancelled after at least 16 people died when a high-voltage cable hit a parade float in the capital Port-au-Prince. HECTOR RETAMAL AFP/Getty Images

Haiti in mourning after 16 die in carnival tragedy

February 17, 2015 7:33 AM