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At least 48 killed in road accident in western Kenya, police say

At least 48 killed in road accident in western Kenya, police say

AT least 48 people were killed in a road accident in Londiani, western Kenya when a lorry carrying a shipping container veered off the road and ploughed into several vehicles, police and witnesses said. Footage of the accident's aftermath carried by local broadcasters showed the twisted wreckages of cars and motorbikes alongside damaged minibuses and trucks. Regional police commander Tom Odera said the death toll stood at 48 on Friday evening. "I saw a speeding oncoming trailer. I swerved and escaped hitting him head-on. The person who was behind me thought I wanted to buy something. He overtook me and…
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Twenty die in Algeria road accident

Twenty die in Algeria road accident

Twenty people, mostly African nationals, have died after a vehicle carrying them overturned in southern Algeria, the civil protection agency said. Eleven people aboard the vehicle were also injured in the accident near Ain Mguel town in the desert province of Tamanrasset, 2,000 km (1,250 miles) from the capital Algiers, it said in a statement. Tamanrasset is a crossing point for illegal migrants from neighboring countries, mainly Mali and Niger.
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F1 driver Alonso in road accident

F1 driver Alonso in road accident

SPANISH Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is conscious and awaiting medical tests after being involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland, his Alpine team said in a statement yesterday. The 39-year-old double world champion is due to make his Formula One comeback this season after two years out of the sport. Alpine F1 Team Statement pic.twitter.com/ateZJHITxj— Alpine F1 Team (@AlpineF1Team) February 11, 2021
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Thirty-seven killed in Mali bus crash

Thirty-seven killed in Mali bus crash

THIRTY-seven people were killed in a road accident in south-central Mali on Tuesday, the transport ministry said, after a passenger bus collided with a truck. The force of the crash, which happened 20 km from the town of Segou, sheared off the front section of the bus and scattered luggage and goods across the road, according to photos and video shared online. Injured passengers were being treated in hospital in Segou, the ministry said. Africa has by far the world's most dangerous roads, registering over 26 deaths per 100,000 population, according to the World Health Organisation.
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Twenty killed in road accident in Egypt

Twenty killed in road accident in Egypt

TWENTY people were killed and three injured in an accident involving a bus and a truck on a desert highway in Upper Egypt, the health ministry has disclosed. The bus from Cairo collided with a truck loaded with cement, which was stopping due to a malfunction, in the province of Assiut, about 370 km south of the capital, the provincial governor's office said in a statement. The bus was burned out within minutes, and the bodies and the injured were removed from it with difficulty, it added. Thirty-six ambulances rushed to the scene, the health ministry said. Reckless driving and…
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