Dozens of people killed in fuel truck accident in Democratic Republic of Congo | Democratic Republic of Congo News


Police said the fuel truck collided with a crowded bus near the village of Kibuba, about 80 kilometers from the capital Kinshasa.

The police said 33 people were killed in a terrible collision between a fuel truck and a crowded bus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the weekend.

The local police chief Antoine Pululu told AFP on Monday that the victim was engulfed by a “huge fire caused by a collision” in the western part of the country on Saturday night.

Another police source said the body was destroyed by the fire and added that the body found was buried on Monday.

The fire broke out near the village of Kibuba along National Highway 1 about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the capital Kinshasa.

Fatal road traffic accidents often occur in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The roads are full of old vehicles that do not comply with safety regulations and road maintenance is in poor condition.

An oil tanker accident in October 2018 caused 53 deaths on another main road to Kinshasa in October 2018.

In 2010, an oil tanker overturned and at least 230 people were burned to death.





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