6 killed in traffic accident in Ethiopia


Six people have been killed in a traffic accident in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state. The traffic accident occurred on Monday in Adaba district, located in the West Arsi area of ​​Oromia region, when a minibus traveling on the road fell into a gorge, killing six people, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) quoted local officials as saying. died.

Police further said that some 15 others suffered serious and mild bodily injuries due to the accident.

According to the news agency Xinhua, the injured are being treated at nearby health institutions.

Police attributed the incident to overload, in which a bus with a capacity to carry 28 people was carrying 40 people at the time of the accident.

Ethiopia has one of the lowest per capita car ownership rates in the world, with fatal traffic accidents being fairly common.

The blame is often placed on poor roads, reckless driving, a faulty driving license issuance system and lax enforcement of safety rules.

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