At least 19 dead in Cameroon bus crash
A passenger bus collided with a truck in Cameroon, killing at least 19 individuals, the federal government mentioned Friday.
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The bus was headed to the southern city of Eseka when it misplaced management and struck a “heavy duty truck,” which was transporting sand, Transport Minister Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe mentioned. The majority of individuals on board died on the spot.
The crash occurred on the Douala-Edea street close to a police checkpoint and the injured have been taken to hospitals in the capital, he mentioned.
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Police have blamed the collision on reckless driving and have opened an investigation, in keeping with Cameroon’s state television.
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Road crashes are widespread in the Central African nation. The authorities estimates that round 1,500 individuals die in crashes yearly.