77 died in Central Africa truck accident



A heavy products lorry that was conveying travelers tipped over in the Central African Republic, that killed 77 individuals and many other injured, authorities said Wednesday.

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The mishap occurred Tuesday amongst Bambari and Ippy in the central point of the nation.

“Fifty-nine bodies were taken to the funeral home at the local hospital in Bambari and 18 (were taken) by their relatives for burial,” Bambari hospital official Michel Zahandji told AFP.

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said around 60 harmed individuals were being dealt with at a similar clinic.

“It was a 10-wheel truck that was transporting huge amounts of goods and individuals setting for the week by week market in Maloum. It tipped over with all its cargo,” said Bambari Mayor Abel Matchipata.

A Bambari cop stated: “We have tallied altogether 77 passings, a large portion of them men. Be that as it may, there are additionally many harmed, incorporating some in a critical condition.”

The mischance may have been connected to “technical failures and to (the lorry) being over-burden”, the officer stated, including that an examination had been opened to decide the reason for the mishap.

Local inhabitant Hubert Tchenebou disclosed to AFP it was not the first run through a mischance including an over-burden truck had occurred in the range.

“There are police and UN forces (in the zone), however they let vehicles pass on which individuals are perched like birds,” said Tchenebou, reached by telephone.

Because of absence of other transportation, individuals in the Central African Republic consistently turn to going in over-burden trucks, which are regularly in a poor condition.