13 killed in Cameroon road accident

YAOUNDE, July 9 (Xinhua) — At least 13 people have died after a truck collided with a bus in southwestern Cameroon, according to local police.

The accident occurred Saturday morning along Kumba-Muyuka highway in Southwest region of the country.

The truck lost control and collided head-on with a bus that was carrying 30 passengers at a locality called Bombe Bakundu which is located along the highway, police said.

Several people were injured and rushed to a local hospital, according to officials.

According to the police, fatal accidents are common in Cameroon due to reckless driving, dangerous overtaking, drunk driving and poor state of road.

The Ministry of Transport estimates that 1,500 people die in road accidents each year in the central African nation.

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