Cap-Haïtien fuel tanker explosion

fuel tanker explosion in Haiti

On 14 December 2021, a fuel tank truck exploded in the Samari neighborhood of Cap-Haïtien,[1] the capital city of the Haitian department of Nord. It happened as people tried to steal fuel from the vehicle by using hammers to pierce it. The explosion caused a major fire.

Cap-Haïtien fuel tanker explosion
Explosion location, 2019
Date14 December 2021 (2021-12-14)
Timec. 00:00 EST
LocationSamari, Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
Coordinates19°45′05″N 72°12′20″W / 19.75139°N 72.20556°W / 19.75139; -72.20556
TypeFuel tanker explosion
Non-fatal injuries100+

At least 75 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured.


  1. "Fuel Tank Explosion Kills at Least 62 People in Haiti's Second-Largest City". Democracy Now. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.