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30 INJURED, 7 OF THEM SERIOUSLY, FOLLOWING THE OVERTURNING OF A BUS NEAR THE TECHNOPOLE

A public transport vehicle of the “Ndiaga-Ndiaye” type had an accident this afternoon on the toll highway at the Technopole in Pikine, a suburb of Dakar. According to initial reports from witnesses, the vehicle skidded before overturning on the roadway, injuring 30 people.According to an official of the fire brigade team dispatched to the scene of the accident, all the injured were evacuated to the health facilities. Of the 30 injured, 7 are in serious condition and have been treated as a priority. The 23 people with minor injuries were also transported to area hospitals for treatment.This accident aroused strong emotions among witnesses and passengers of the other vehicles present at the scene. Images shared on social media showed the extent of the damage, with the vehicle lying on its side and rescue workers helping the injured.According to some sources, the accident vehicle was crowded at the time of the accident, which could have contributed to the severity of the injuries. Local authorities have opened an investigation to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.This accident is yet another reminder of the importance of road safety in our country. Road accidents are unfortunately common due to non-compliance with traffic rules and the sometimes dilapidated condition of vehicles. It is essential that authorities take action to improve safety on our roads and that drivers are aware of their responsibility to their own lives and the lives of others.Pending the results of the investigation, we wish a speedy recovery to all the injured and their families. We also hope that this accident will serve as a reminder to everyone to drive more responsibly and be more vigilant on the roads
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