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At least 19 dead in Cameroon bus crash

WorldAt least 19 dead in Cameroon bus crash


A passenger bus collided with a truck in Cameroon, killing at least 19 people, the government said Friday.

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The bus was headed to the southern town of Eseka when it lost control and struck a “heavy duty truck,” which was transporting sand, Transport Minister Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe said. The majority of people on board died on the spot.

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At least 19 people have been reported dead after a bus collided with a “heavy-duty” truck in Cameroon¬† (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

The crash happened on the Douala-Edea road near a police checkpoint and the injured were taken to hospitals in the capital, he said.

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Police have blamed the collision on reckless driving and have opened an investigation, according to Cameroon’s state television.

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Road crashes are common in the Central African country. The government estimates that around 1,500 people die in crashes annually.

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