Traffic accident in N Ethiopia Kills 21

ADDIS ABABA – At least 21 people have been killed in a road traffic accident in Ethiopia’s Amhara region on Monday.

The deadly accident, involving two public buses, occurred in East Gojjam Administrative Zone, Hulet-Ejje Enesie Woreda, in a n area called Buhach area.

At least 21 people died when two public buses collide head-on around around 1:00am today, said Motta Town communication buearu.

The cause of the accident has not been determined. “We will provide the details as soon as we receive them,” the communication bureau added.

On average, about thirteen people die in road traffic accident in Ethiopia each day, according to a UN report published last year.

About 85% of all road traffic accidents occur in Oromia, Amhara and SNNP regional states as well as Addis Ababa city administration.

Drivers’ and pedestrians’ lack of awareness, poor technical inspections of vehicles, older vehicles, driving licence problems and poor road quality were mentioned as the main cause for road accidents in Ethiopia.