Forty-one people were reportedly killed in a road accident in south-central Mali on Tuesday, when a truck carrying goods and market workers collided with a passenger bus.
According to the state broadcaster ORTM, the truck’s driver lost control after a tyre burst and the vehicle swerved into the path of the bus.
The force of the crash, which happened 20 km (12 miles) from the town of Segou, sheared off the front section of the bus and scattered detritus across the road, according to photos and video shared online.
According to the spokesperson of the transport ministry, Mohamedoune Ould Mamouni, 33 people were wounded in the collision.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has posited that Africa has by far the world’s most dangerous roads, registering over 26 deaths per 100,000 population.