ADDIS ABABA – Six people including two children have been killed in a car crash at Gullele Sub-city of Addis Ababa on Tuesday.
The deadly traffic accident occurred on Tuesday morning at district one of the Gullele sub-city of the Capital, said the communication office of the sub city.
The driver of the minibus taxi was traveling to Shiro Meda from Kuskam before losing control of his car and crashed.
The car, with license plate number Code 3 A02166, rolled over onto the sidewalk, killing six people and inkuring four others, said Getahun Abera, the sub-city’s security office head.
Two children who were on their way to school were among pedestrians pronounced deceased at the scene.
Two of the injured persons are also in serious condition, according to Getahun. The injured are currently receiving medical treatments in nearby healthcare facilities.
Police have already launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.
Road traffic accidents are the leading causes of injury related deaths among Addis Ababa residents.
About 389 people lost their lives and over 2, 800 others sustained injuries due to traffic accidents in the city during the previous 2020/21 fiscal year.
Incompetence among drivers, speeding, technical inefficiency of vehicles, inappropriate use of roads by pedestrians mentioned by the police as reasons for the majority of accidents.