8 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –
At least 40 people have been killed and dozens injured as a result of a collision between two buses in the Kaffrine region of central Senegal.
The event occurred around the town of Sikilo during the early morning when buses, one from Dakar and another from the town of Kédougou collided on the Kaffrine-Tamba highway, according to the official Senegalese news agency APS.
The number of deaths has been confirmed by the Senegalese president, Macky Sall, who has declared a three-day mourning period starting Monday, when he will hold an inter-ministerial council “to take firm measures on road safety and public passenger transport.” has made it known on Twitter.
The number of injured has not yet been specified, but Senegalese media are considering between 70 and 115 affected, according to sources from Sene News and ActuDakar.