A bus swerved to keep away from hitting a donkey and collided with a truck, killing at the least 19 individuals and injuring dozens of others in Senegal on Monday, authorities stated.
The collision occurred close to Ngeun Sarr within the nation’s north, President Macky Sall tweeted.
“Yet one other deadly accident on our roads,” he stated. “My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved households. Speedy restoration to the injured.”
The crash concerned a public bus and a transport truck, the hearth division stated. The bus was apparently attempting to keep away from hitting a donkey, native fireplace division commander Lt. Ousseynou Ndiaye stated.
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Last week, 40 individuals had been killed in a bus crash in Gnivy village, in Senegal’s Kaffrine area. After that crash, the federal government introduced reforms to attempt to stem collisions.
Traffic crashes occur recurrently within the West African nation due to poor roads, unhealthy vehicles and drivers not adhering to the foundations, locals say.
In 2017, at the least 25 individuals had been killed when two buses additionally crashed. Many of these individuals had been heading towards the central city of Touba for the annual Muslim pilgrimage.