Truck crash kills 78 people, hurts 75

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

BANGUI, Cen­tral African Repub­lic — More than 78 people were killed when a truck over­turned in Cen­tral African Repub­lic’s city of Bam­bari, au­thor­i­ties said.

Ou­mar Tid­jani, a mem­ber of the Young Mus­lims As­so­ci­a­tion of Ouaka, said Thurs­day that 75 others were in­jured at the Ngouro bridge. He said the vic­tims were mostly traders who piled into the truck to go to the weekly mar­ket in Maloum.

Hos­pi­tal work­ers con­firmed that 59 bod­ies were in the morgue and at least 18 others were with fam­i­lies for burial.

The pres­i­dent’s of­fice ap­pealed to driv­ers not to trans­port so many people at once given the ter­ri­ble con­di­tions of the roads.

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