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40 dead, many injured in Senegal bus crash, says Macky Sall

40 dead, many injured in Senegal bus crash, says Macky Sall

40 dead, many injured in Senegal bus crash, says Macky Sall

40 dead, many injured in Senegal bus crash, says Macky Sall

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  • At least 40 people killed in bus accident in Gniby, says President Macky Sall.
  • State broadcaster: Two buses collided with one another.
  • Three days of national mourning for victims to begin on January 9.
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The president of Senegal reported that a bus catastrophe in the country’s center resulted in at least 40 fatalities and numerous serious injuries on Sunday.

“I am deeply saddened by today’s tragic road accident in Gniby, where 40 people died and many were seriously injured. I send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” President Macky Sall said in a tweet.

According to the nation’s state broadcaster, the event featured two buses that collided with one another.

Beginning on January 9, the country in western Africa will mark three days of national mourning for the victims.

The cause of the collision is still unknown. The Senegalese Transport Ministry has been contacted by Media for comment.

According to Sall, Dakar will also convene an inter-ministerial council on January 9 to talk about “strong measures” to maintain transport safety.

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