More than 30 killed in Mali bus crash

World Wednesday 28/February/2024 08:35 AM
By: DW
More than 30 killed in Mali bus crash

Kenieba: A bus fell off a bridge in southeastern Mali on Tuesday, killing 31 people, the Transport Ministry said.The bus crashed near the western town of Kenieba around 5 p.m. local time (1700 GMT).

The bus was en route to neighboring Burkina Faso when it "overturned," the Transport Ministry said in a statement on Facebook.

"The provisional toll is 31 killed on the spot and 10 injured, some of them seriously," the ministry said.

The accident occurred at a bridge crossing the Bagoe River, the ministry said. The victims included Malians and citizens from other West African countries, it added.

"The probable cause was the driver's failure to control the vehicle," the ministry said.

Road accidents are common in Mali and West Africa, where many roads and vehicles suffer from poor conditions.