31 Die In Mali As Bus Plunges Off Bridge

Thirty-one people were killed in Mali on Tuesday and 10 others wounded when a bus travelling toward Burkina Faso fell off a bridge in the country’s southeast, the Transport ministry said.


It added that the accident occurred at around 5:00 pm (1700 GMT) at a bridge crossing the Bagoe river.


“A bus that was leaving Kenieba commune for Burkina Faso tipped off a bridge. The likely cause is the driver losing control of the vehicle,” the ministry said in a statement.


Automobile accidents are frequent in Mali, where many roads and highways as well as vehicles are in poor condition.


Earlier this month, 15 people were killed and 46 injured when a bus heading toward the capital Bamako collided with a truck in central Mali.


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