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Mauritania buses collide killing 11

NOUAKCHOTT, Nov 7, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Eleven people were killed and 44
injured Wednesday when two buses collided on a road between Mauritania’s
capital Nouakchott and the central city of Aleg, doctors and police said.

Five passengers died in the crash and six more on their way to hospital in
Aleg, a doctor said.

The 11 comprised six Mauritanians, two Ivorians, two Togolese and an 11th
individual who has not been identified.

One of the buses had come from the Malian capital Bamako, and most of its
passengers were Malians and Guineans as well as Mauritanians returning home,
a security source said.

Witnesses said the two vehicles had been travelling at high speed before
they collided.

BSS/AFP/FI/ 2348 hrs