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At Least 20 Killed after Bus Veers off Cliff Northern Ethiopia

Mon 24 Jan 2022 | 07:36 PM
Omnia Ahmed

At least 20 people were killed after a passenger bus veered off a cliff in northern Ethiopia, local media reported on Monday.

Authorities are investigating what caused the accident, which also injured six others Sunday in the Amhara regional state, Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported.

Traffic accidents are fairly common in Ethiopia due to bad roads, reckless driving, and lax enforcement of safety rules.

Two weeks ago, a head-on collision between a freight truck and a transport minibus in Ethiopia's Oromia regional state located in the central part of the country killed at least eight people.

The accident took place in Degem locality, North Shoa zone of Oromia regional state.

Nine other people suffered severe injuries from the incident, FBC reported, quoting Tadesse Lejesa, head of traffic safety pision of North Shoa zone.

"The driver of the freight truck has been put under custody suspected of causing the deadly traffic accident," Lejesa further said.