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Truck Crashes Into Passenger Bus in North Sudan, Kills 13

Truck Crashes Into Passenger Bus in North Sudan, Kills 13

Saturday, 1 August, 2020 - 09:15
Last month, a similar crash between two buses killed 15 people and left 22 others injured on a highway south of the capital, Khartoum. (File photo: Reuters)

A speeding truck trying to overtake a car smashed into a passenger bus on a highway in northern Sudan on Friday, killing 13 people and injuring 15, authorities.

Sudanese police said the accident happened near the village of Dongola on the Nile River, around 500 miles north of the capital, Khartoum.

Both drivers and four police officers traveling on the bus were among those killed, officials said.

The 15 injured were taken to a hospital, where some were reported in critical condition.

Images circulating online showed the two big vehicles crumpled and overturned by the roadside, The Associated Press reported.

Automobile accidents are common in Sudan, often the result of badly maintained roads and poor enforcement of traffic laws.

The World Health Organization has said that road accidents killed more than 10,000 people in Sudan in 2018.

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