ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) --
A car accident in Ethiopia’s central Oromia
regional state has killed four people, a regional official said
Aschalew Alemu, Public Relations Chief at East Shoa zone police
department, Oromia, said the accident happened when a passenger
minibus traveling on the road Saturday evening had its tires
burst causing the vehicle to slam into an electric pole,
reported state owned Ethiopian News Agency.
added seven people who sustained light and heavy injuries have
been taken to nearby health stations for treatment.
Alemu cautioned drivers to avoid speeding and follow traffic
rules when their vehicles are on the road.
Despite having one of the lowest per capita car ownership in the
world, deadly traffic accidents in Ethiopia are common with
blames put on bad roads, flawed driving license issuance system
and lax enforcement of road safety.
Traffic accidents during the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2016/17 that
ended on July 8 have led to the deaths of 4,500 people,
according to Ethiopia Federal Transport Authority.