Haitian Mob Attacks Motorcycle Missionaries
Members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, on a mission to Haiti to donate seven motorcycles to Christian leaders, have been attacked this week by a group of Haitians armed with machetes.
The missionaries, who were at the time of the attack on a bus trying to exit the city of Cap, say their vehicle had been chased and surrounded by Haitians on bikes. The road ahead had been blocked with torched cars. Fortunately, none of the members of the group were seriously injured.
"We saw one guy with a machete raised up and he's running and yelling and screaming and pointing up ahead. We suspect they put a blockade up in front of us. That's when we stopped and they busted out the glass on the door," one of the missionaries told allheadlinenews.com.
"I feel like God protected us," he added. "Just the fact that the bus stopped, died right in front of the U.N. compound, is confirmation that he's looking out for us."
As for the responsibility for the cholera outbreak, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the strain on the island is of South Asian, but this doesn't necessarily mean the Nepali peacekeepers are to be blamed.
"From a medical point of view, there has been no direct connection established between cholera and this contingent of soldiers," United Nations spokesperson Farhan Haq said.