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23 killed in Senegal road accident

2012-08-07 16:27

Dakar - At least 23 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck in the centre of Senegal on Tuesday morning, the fire department said.

"It was a collision between a 35-seat bus and a truck transporting charcoal above the village of Sikilo. The preliminary toll is 23 dead and one injured," an official from the fire department told AFP.

He said the accident took place at about 03:00 near the town of Kaffrine, without giving details on what caused the crash.

Road accidents in Senegal are often as a result of poor driving skills, and the bad state of vehicles and roads.

Several campaigns have been held to raise awareness about roadt safety in recent years.