Dozens of students die in Ethiopia bus accident

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2018

State-affiliated Fana Broadcast Corporate reported that 28 men and 10 women were killed in the accident, citing local authorities.

The accident happened in Legambo district in the country's Amhara region, north of the capital Addis Ababa.

The bus, carrying a total of 48 passengers, reportedly tumbled off a five meter cliff in the specific area called Genete Selam Ber, Kebele 07, in Legambo.

He added that most of the passengers were from towns near the site of the crash, the cause of which remains unknown.

Despite Ethiopia having a low vehicle ownership, deadly traffic accidents are common in the country with blames put on bad roads, flawed driving license issuance system and lax enforcement of road safety rules.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 24,000 people died in road accidents in 2013.

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