KHARTOUM, (Xinhua) --
At least 16 people were killed in a traffic
accident on Monday in Sudan’s North Darfur State, official SUNA
news agency reported.
Four others were
injured in the accident happened on the Western Salvation road
to the east of El Fasher, the capital city of North Darfur
State, said the report.
The accident took
place when a mini vehicle collided with a passenger bus coming
from the opposite direction.
Sudan is among
countries of the highest death rates in traffic accidents,
mainly due to careless driving, crumbling roads and poor vehicle
about poor road conditions, while the ministry of roads and
bridges attributes the accidents to overloaded trucks and high
Ministry recently said it was working out new plans to reduce
traffic accidents, including installation of radars to monitor
speed on the country’s highways.