38 people die and 87 are injured in a bus accident in Senegal, the fire department says
38 people die and 87 are injured when two buses collide in Senegal, firefighters say
- 38 people were killed and 87 injured when two buses collided in Senegal
- The tragedy happened in Kaffrine, in the central part of the West African nation
- All victims were evacuated to a Kaffrine hospital and medical center
- Traffic accidents are commonplace in Senegal, but this is among the worst casualties
Thirty-eight people were dead and 87 injured when two buses collided near Kaffrine in central Senegal today, a fire official from the West African nation said.
“It was a serious accident,” said Colonel Cheikh Fall, who is in charge of operations for Senegal’s National Fire Brigade. “There were 125 victims, 38 of whom died.”
After the accident, which happened at 3:15 a.m. local time on Sunday morning on National Road No. 1, all the victims were evacuated to a Kaffrine hospital and medical center, he said.
The debris and wrecked buses have since been cleared and normal traffic has resumed, he said.
The governor and local officials have visited the scene, he added.
Traffic accidents are common in Senegal, largely due to indiscipline on the part of drivers, poor roads and aging vehicles, experts say.
However, this is one of the highest death tolls from a single incident in recent years.
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