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Dozens Killed in Sudan Head-on Vehicle Crash

Dozens Killed in Sudan Head-on Vehicle Crash

Friday, 22 May, 2020 - 08:15
A general view shows Sudanese people and traffic along a street in Khartoum, Sudan. Reuters file photo
Asharq Al-Awsat

A head-on collision between a truck carrying passengers and another vehicle killed at least 43 people and left 32 others injured on a highway in Sudan’s Darfur region, police said Friday.

The Associated Press quoted the police statement as saying that the crash took place late Thursday in the town of Shangil Tobayi in North Darfur province.

The statement did not elaborate on the cause of the crash. It said a fire erupted in the truck before firefighters put it out.

Some of the injured were in critical condition and taken to a hospital in al-Fasher, the provincial capital of North Darfur, it said.

The truck, which was loaded with passengers, was traveling from Shangil Tobayi when it collided with a passenger vehicle heading toward the town, more than 1,100 kilometers west of the capital, Khartoum, police said.

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