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53 killed in Western Cameroon bus blaze

53 killed in Western Cameroon bus blaze

At least 53 people were killed when a passenger bus collided with a truck carrying fuel in western Cameroon on Wednesday, AFP reported. The collision set fire to both vehicles heavily injuring 29 others, Awa Fonka Augustine, the region's governor informed.

The accident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. at the Dschang Cliff in Santchou village. "The dead have not been identified, all of them charred," said Augustine adding that as per the preliminary information the incident could have been caused by fog and brake defect of the truck.

The 70-seater bus, which carried passengers from the coastal commercial city of Douala to Bafoussam was hit by the speeding lorry coming in the opposite direction, an official told AFP.

On December 27th, another bus accident in Cameroon had killed at least 37 people, including 10 women and four children.

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