Tragedy Strikes: 40 Dead and 87 Injured in Deadly Bus Collision in Central Senegal and Kenya

1: on tuesday, two buses collided in central senegal, resulting in 40 people dead and 87 injured. president macky sall declared three days of mourning and promised to take measures to improve road safety. the wounded were taken to hospital and a medical centre for treatment.

2: the accident occurred in central senegal, while 21 people died and 49 were wounded in a bus accident in kenya when the bus crossed the border from uganda into kenya. most of those killed were kenyans, but included eight ugandans.

3: preliminary investigations suggested that one of the buses suffered a burst tyre and collided head-on with an oncoming bus. ugandan regional police spokesman rogers taitika said that the driver appeared to have lost control and veered off the road. mr sall said on twitter that he was “deeply saddened by the tragic road accident”. traffic accidents are common in senegal, but this was one of the deadliest in recent years.

By Evey Lovelace

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