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27 killed in Sudan bus-truck collision

21 July 2014, 23:42

Khartoum - Twenty-seven people were killed in Sudan on Monday when a bus and a transport truck collided south of the capital Khartoum, police said.

The crash happened near Al Gutayna, about 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Khartoum in White Nile state.

The south-bound truck "deviated from its lane and entered the other lane" where it hit the north-bound bus, police said on the interior ministry website.

Among the dead were seven women and a child, while nine other people were injured.

The crash happened in the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, before next week's Eid al-Fitr festival.

Deadly road crashes are relatively common in Sudan and often involve buses, leading to high numbers of casualties.



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