Haiti Cancels Carnival After 16 Killed

Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul announced the cancellation of Carnival and three days of national mourning Tuesday after 16 people were killed and 78 injured during a parade-float accident. A hip-hop artist known as Fantom struck a power line while atop a float and sparked a stampede by spectators, officials say. The government canceled the final day of three-day fête and said Carnival organizers would hold a silent parade to mourn the dead. Fantom, who is part of the band Barikad Crew, was in stable but serious condition at a hospital, according to his friend. President Michel Martelly tweeted a message expressing his “sincerest sympathies” while first lady Sophia Martelly visited those injured.