Truck collides with bus in Mali, killing 41

Truck collides with bus in Mali, killing 41
# 04 August 2021 03:42 (UTC +04:00)

Forty-one people were killed in a road accident in south-central Mali on Tuesday, when a truck carrying goods and market workers collided with a passenger bus, the transport ministry said, APA reports quoting Reuters.

State broadcaster ORTM reported that the truck's driver lost control after a tyre burst and the vehicle swerved into the path of the bus.

The force of the crash, which happened 20 km (12 miles) from the town of Segou, sheared off the front section of the bus and scattered detritus across the road, according to photos and video shared online.

A further 33 people were wounded in the collision, ministry spokesperson Mohamedoune Ould Mamouni said by phone, updating a previous toll of 37 killed.

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