Truck crash kills 78

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

THE CEN­TRAL African Repub­lic (CAR) is bat­tling po­lit­i­cal tur­moil, vi­o­lence be­tween armed groups and the reg­u­lar mas­sacre of un­armed civil­ians, so the lat­est re­port of 78 people killed and dozens in­jured in a truck ac­ci­dent was yet more bad news for the em­bat­tled coun­try.

On Wed­nes­day, a doc­tor re­ported that Tues­day’s ac­ci­dent took place when a truck heav­ily loaded with goods and passengers crashed.

“At the mo­ment, we have counted 78 dead and 72 in­jured. Some of the wounded were taken di­rectly to their homes from the ac­ci­dent scene and died there some­time after, but most died here,” said Cham­ber­lain Bama, chief doc­tor at the univer­sity hos­pi­tal in Bam­bari. ANA

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