Luanda – Twenty-six people, including four children, died in Angola on Friday after a bus rammed into an oncoming truck near the city of Porto Amboim, south of the seaside capital Luanda.
“A shared taxi burst a tyre and collided with a truck coming from the other side,” Joaquim Faustino, the head of emergency services of the area told AFP.
“Twenty-five people died instantly and another died in hospital later,” he said.
Road accidents claim the most lives in Angola after malaria.
Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s second-largest oil producer after Nigeria and its third-largest economy.
But its infrastructure is still a shambles and being steadily rebuilt after nearly three decades of devastating civil war.
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