Tuesday, 22 November 2016

AP PHOTOS: Fire sweeps through Haiti market after elections

A Haitian merchant tries to salvage her belongings at a market Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday Nov. 20, 2016. Hours after voting ended, a major fire raged at a central market in the hillside Petionville district above Port-au-Prince but the cause wasn't immediately clear.
A mysterious fire swept through sections of a Haitian market hours after polls closed in national elections, leaving scrap-wood stalls and inventory in ashes.

Vendors picked through the ashes Monday looking for anything they could salvage. A lucky few found half-burnt sacks of vegetables and grain. But most could only recover blackened scraps of sheet metal roofing.