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19 Killed in Ivory Coast Accident after 2 Buses Collide

Friday, 11 September 2015 02:40 PM

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A police official says at least 19 people were killed after two buses collided on the highway linking Ivory Coast's commercial capital and the country's second-largest port.

Seydou Ouattara, police commissioner for San Pedro, said Friday the accident took place Thursday about 185 miles (300 kilometers) west of Abidjan, the country's commercial capital. He said a minibus bound for Abidjan had tried to overtake a car but ran into another bus. At least 37 others were injured in the head-on collision.

Accidents are all too common in this West African country due to poor road conditions and speeding drivers.

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A police official says at least 19 people were killed after two buses collided on the highway linking Ivory Coast's commercial capital and the country's second-largest port.Seydou Ouattara, police commissioner for San Pedro, said Friday the accident took place Thursday...
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