Traffic accident in central Ethiopia leaves 18 dead: report

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-25 20:18:17|Editor: xuxin
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ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- A traffic accident in Ethiopia's Oromia regional state in the central part of the country has left 18 people dead, state affiliated media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported on Monday.

FBC reported the traffic accident happened on Sunday evening when a transport minibus travelling from Ethiopia's capital city Addis Ababa to Ambo 110 kms northwest of the capital city collided with a dump truck travelling on the opposite side of the road, leaving 18 people dead.

FBC further reported two other people who suffered critical injuries in the traffic accident are currently receiving medical treatment in nearby medical facilities.

Earlier on Sunday, another traffic accident in Oromia regional state involving a transport minibus left seven passengers dead and injured five others.

Police is currently investigating possible causes for both traffic accidents.

Deadly traffic accidents are common in Ethiopia where bad roads, reckless driving, a flawed driving license issuance system, and lax enforcement of safety rules are to blame.