27 dead in Sudan bus crash

2014-07-21 19:15
(Skhumbuzo Miya, The Witness)

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Khartoum - Twenty-seven people were killed in Sudan on Monday when a bus and a transport truck collided south of the capital Khartoum, police said.

The crash happened near Al Gutayna, about 90km from Khartoum in White Nile state.

The south-bound truck "deviated from its lane and entered the other lane" where it hit the north-bound bus, police said on the interior ministry website.

Among the dead were seven women and a child, while nine other people were injured.

The crash happened in the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, before next week's Eid al-Fitr festival.

Deadly road crashes are relatively common in Sudan and often involve buses, leading to high numbers of casualties.

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