Senegal: Fatal collision in passenger buses, 40 killed and 87 injured

Dakar: Two high-speed passenger buses coming from opposite directions collided in the African country of Senegal, killing 40 people and injuring 87 others.

According to the World News Agency, a terrible traffic accident happened on the national highway in Kafrin area of Dakar, capital of Senegal. The accident was so terrible that the panels of the buses were blown off.

The police say that the accident took place at 3:30 am. The accident was probably caused by darkness and fog. The dead and injured were shifted to the nearest hospital.

The in-charge of the rescue team said that due to the darkness of the night, there were difficulties in the rescue operations. Of the injured, 15 have been admitted to the intensive care ward. The death toll is expected to increase.

On the other hand, some of the injured told the media that the speed of the buses was high and the accident happened because the driver fell asleep.

Meanwhile, the government has announced three days of mourning and an inquiry committee has also been constituted to investigate the incident.

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