At least 19 dead after bus collides with truck in Senegal

At least 19 dead after bus collides with truck in Senegal
# 16 January 2023 17:53 (UTC +04:00)

At least 19 people have been killed and 24 injured in northern Senegal when a bus and a truck collided, according to officials, APA reports citing Aljazeera.

The accident early on Monday morning occurred near Sakal in the Louga region, Papa Ange Michel Diatta, a colonel with the national firefighting service, told AFP news agency.

The state-owned Le Soleil publication reported that the bus collided with the truck on the Number 2 national road as it swerved to avoid running over an animal. It added that the injured were taken to the regional hospital Amadou Sakhir Mbaye.

President Macky Sall sent “heartfelt condolences” to the families of those killed in the accident, adding that the incident shows “the need to strengthen road safety measures” in the West African country.

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