At least 40 people died this Sunday and 78 were injured by the collision of two buses in Senegalaccording to the authorities, who decreed three days of national mourning.
The accident occurred near the town of Sikilo, in the region of kaffrinemore than 200 kilometers southeast of the capital Dakar, at around 03:30 local time (same GMT) on National Highway 1, reported the Republic Prosecutor’s Office.
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”According to the first elements of the judicial police investigation, a bus assigned to public passenger transport, after a tire burst, left its trajectory before colliding head-on with another bus that was coming from the opposite direction.”, explained the Prosecutor’s Office in a statement.
After the serious accident, the Senegalese president, macky salldecree “a three-day national mourning beginning January 9”.
”On the same date, an inter-ministerial council will be held to take firm measures on road safety and public passenger transport.”, added Sall on his account on the social network Twitter.
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According to local media, a tire burst on a bus coming from tambacounda (south) bound for Dakar, while the other wrecked vehicle came from the capital and headed for velingara (south).
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