Africa

Ethiopia bus crash kills 38

The bus plunged down an embankment, killing 38 passengers on board. Source: Amhara mass media agency

Thirty-eight people have died after the bus they were travelling in plunged off an embankment in northern Ethiopia, state media said on Tuesday.

State-affiliated Fana Broadcast Corporate reported that 28 men and 10 women were killed in the accident, citing local authorities.  

The crash happened in the Legambo district of the regional state of Amhara.

State media says mostly university students were on board at the time of the crash.
State media says mostly university students were on board at the time of the crash.
Amhara mass media agency

Ten passengers survived but suffered "serious and minor injuries" in the accident, which took place between the towns of Dessie and Mekane Selam, Fana reported. 

"Most of victims of the accident are students of higher learning institutions," the broadcaster said.

Ethiopia, Africa's fastest-growing economy, has expanded and renovated its road network in recent years but many people rely on buses for long-distance travel.

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