Categories: World

Burkina Faso bus crash claims 15

BURKINA FASO – At least 15 people were killed and 30 injured in a bus crash in Burkina Faso on Monday, according to police in the west African nation.

The crash happened in the Toece commune, 70 kilometres (45 miles) south of the capital Ouagadougou as the bus travelled to the southern town of Manga.

The driver lost control of the vehicle while speeding when the road became blocked, according to Sami Da, Toece’s chief of police.


Fatal accidents are common on impoverished Burkina Faso’s poorly maintained roads and are often due to human error and dilapidated vehicles.

In November 2008 a crash between a lorry and a bus killed 72 people on a road between Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, the country’s economic capital.


Facebook Comments
CAT 515

Recent Posts

Truck brake failure blamed for fatal Limpopo crash

Brake failure has been blamed for a fatal crash between a truck and a bakkie on R81 at Ga-Sekgopo Mopani,…

3 hours ago

Three dead in Malibongwe two truck crash

Three people were killed while another three sustained critical injuries in a crash between two trucks in Cosmo City on…

20 hours ago

Driver, Three Passengers Killed In N4 Nelspruit Truck Rollover

Nelspruit - Four people were killed on Thursday morning when a truck overturned on the N4 near Schagen in Nelspruit.…

5 days ago

Watch | Two truck drivers killed in KZN crashes

Two truck drivers have sadly been killed in two separate crashes in Kwa-Zulu Natal today, Friday the 5th of October…

2 weeks ago

Volvo Trucks developing autonomous electric vehicle for transport

Volvo Trucks is developing a futuristic tractor for repetitive transports involving high precision between fixed hubs – a platform that…

3 weeks ago

WATCH | Suspect hangs onto moving truck for dear life after failed hijacking

MBOMBELA – A hijacker was forced to employ his spiderman skills to hang onto a moving truck following a failed…

3 weeks ago

This website uses cookies.