YAOUNDE (XINHUA) – At least five people have died in a road accident in Cameroon’s commercial hub of Douala, according to the police.
The accident occurred early on Thursday at the Bekoko neighbourhood of the city when a passenger bus collided with a truck, police said. Eye witnesses told Xinhua that the bus driver improperly overtook a vehicle and met head-on with the incoming truck.
The driver of the bus and four passengers died on the spot and over 10 people seriously injured were rushed to the hospital, police said.
Such accidents in Cameroon are often linked to the poor state of roads and drivers’ ignorance.
The Ministry of Transport estimates that 1,500 people die in road accidents each year in the Central African nation.