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Bus crash kills goalkeeper and assistant coach of Algeria’s El Bayadh

Bus crash kills goalkeeper and assistant coach of Algeria’s El Bayadh

A bus crash killed two members of Algerian Ligue 1 side Mouloudia El Bayadh in the late hours of Wednesday, prompting the National Football Federation to postpone all games scheduled for this week across all divisions. The Algerian state news agency said the accident killed El Bayadh goalkeeper Zakaria Bouziani, 27, and assistant coach Khalid Muftah. Bouziani, a stand-in goalkeeper, made two league appearances this season. The bus carrying the team overturned in the town of Sougueur in northwestern Algeria while en route to Tizi Ouzou to face JSK Kabylie in a league game on Friday, according to local media.…
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South Africa bus crash kills 20, dozens taken to hospital

South Africa bus crash kills 20, dozens taken to hospital

A head-on collision between a bus and a cash-in-transit van left 20 people dead on a major road in South Africa's northern Limpopo province, with dozens taken to hospital, transport officials and emergency medical company said. After the crash, the bus rolled from a bridge on the N1 freeway into a river below, said ER24, whose paramedics were on the scene. "Three people were found deceased by the roadside and 16 down by the river - all were declared dead on arrival," ER24 said in a statement. "One patient, of the 69 passengers confirmed transported to a hospital for various…
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20 die in bus/truck crash in Chad

20 die in bus/truck crash in Chad

TWENTY people were killed night when a passenger bus in Chad crashed into a truck that was broken down on the roadway, the government said. The bus had 31 people on board and was on its way from the capital N'Djamena to the eastern city of Abeche. It crashed near the town of Oum-Hadjer, the government said. "According to the first elements of the investigation, the causes identified are the non-respect of road safety rules... excessive speed, overloading, fatigue and carelessness of the driver," it said in a statement. It followed two bad accidents involving passenger buses this month in Senegal,…
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Senegal declares national mourning after bus crash kills dozens

Senegal declares national mourning after bus crash kills dozens

NGOUDA DIONE THIRTY-EIGHT people died and about 80 were wounded in central Senegal after two buses collided in the early hours of Sunday, local officials and President Macky Sall said in statements. The crash, one of the deadliest in the West African country's recent memory, was on one of the main east-west arteries near the town of Kaffrine, about 220 kilometres (137 miles) southeast of the capital Dakar. Sall said on Twitter that he was "profoundly saddened" by the accident and announced three days of mourning starting on Monday. The accident occurred after the tyre of one passenger bus burst,…
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Bus crash kills 20 in southwest Pakistan

Bus crash kills 20 in southwest Pakistan

A passenger bus plunged into a ravine in southwestern Pakistan killing 20 people, a government official said. The road crash also injured another 13 people aboard the bus that was travelling from the garrison city of Rawalpindi to Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province, said Ijaz Jaffar, deputy commissioner of Sherani district. The ravine is some 350 kilometres north of Quetta. Poor road infrastructure and rash driving often cause deadly road crashes in Pakistan. The province is home to several Chinese projects under an investment plan in which Beijing is seeking road and sea trade linkages with the world.
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Nine killed including five Sudanese in bus crash in southern Egypt

Nine killed including five Sudanese in bus crash in southern Egypt

NINE people including five Sudanese citizens were killed and 43 people were injured in a road collision in southern Egypt early, a senior health ministry official said. Of those injured, 40 were thought to be Sudanese, though identification procedures were ongoing, said health ministry undersecretary Ehab Hanafi. Witnesses told Reuters the bus came from Sudan and was heading for the southern Egyptian city of Aswan. The bus veered off the road and overturned after colliding with a truck, two security sources said.
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23 die in bus crash in Egypt

23 die in bus crash in Egypt

AT least 23 people were killed and 30 injured when a bus collided with a truck near the Egyptian city of Minya early, the regional governor's office said in a statement. The injured were transferred to hospital in the town of Mallawi, about 260km (162 miles) south of the capital, Cairo. The bus, heading to Cairo from the southern Egyptian city of Sohag, smashed into a truck parked on the side of the road, a security source said. Thomson Reuters Foundation
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