At least 23 killed in a new road accident in Senegal
At least 23 people were killed Wednesday July 26 in a road accident near the Senegalese city of Louga (north), after a transportation bus carrying 72 crashed into three, reports say.
22 passengers died on the spot while the 23rd was pronounced dead at hospital. Around 50 people were injured in the tragedy. The accident occurred at 7am local time after the bus left Dioudé Diabé, a village of Morphil island in the Podor department in the Saint-Louis region (north).
The incident is the second worst road accident occurring in the West African country. Last January, 41 people were killed in the collision of two passenger buses near the town of Kaffrine, 250 km from capital Dakar.
100 other people were wounded in an accident that saddened the country. President Macky Sall decreed the three-day morning. In the same month (January 2023), another accident involving a minibus on Louga-Saint Louis route killed 19 people onboard a vehicle.
Senegal, per State data, records at least 700 deaths in road accidents every year. 90 per cent of the tragedies are caused by human errors.