BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) --
At least eight passengers were killed and 40 others were injured in a car crash
on Sunday evening in southern Bujumbura, capital city of Burundi, police said on
bus of the state-owned Common Transport Authority (OTRACO) coming from the
southeastern province of Rutana veered off and overturned while it was
descending at Kamesa, a neighborhood, said police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye.
passengers died on the spot and a child died later at the hospital, said
Nkurikiye. Six of the injured who were in critical conditions were evacuated to
hospitals in Bujumbura.
investigation shows that the accident was due to a faulty brake system,
according to the spokesman.