ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast
According to a report by military firefighters, at least 14 people were killed in two accidents on Monday on the highway connecting the Ivorian economic center of Abidjan with the north of the country.
The first accident occurred when a religious convoy veered off the road 15 kilometers from the capital, Yamoussoukro, leaving six dead and 27 injured.
The second accident resulted in a collision between a minibus and a private vehicle, followed by a fire 149 km from Abidjan that killed eight people and injured 27.
All injured were immediately evacuated to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.
On April 1, 16 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck on the Ferkessedougou and Ouangolo axis in the north of the country.
Faced with a surge in accidents, Transport Minister Amadou Kone instructed his competent services to tighten.
He urged the country’s road safety police to increase their presence on the main roads. With the main task of detecting and suppressing bad behavior on the streets.
Road accidents in Ivory Coast are mainly caused by overspending, poor parking, mechanical problems, fatigue and the use of alcohol or stimulants.
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