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02 Dec 2019 | 07:17 PM UTC

Tunisia: Bus accident kills 26 in Béja province December 1

Tunisia News Alert

At least 26 people killed after bus plummets off cliff in Béja province December 1; residual transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Béja province

Event

At least 26 people were killed and 17 others wounded after a bus plummeted off a cliff in Béja province on Sunday, December 1. According to officials, the bus was en route from Tunis to Ain Draham when it veered off a winding road and crashed into a ravine. Local media reported that a car carrying one of the victims was struck by a train in Kef province on Monday, December 2, killing one.

Residual transportation disruptions are possible on the affected road along with an increased security and emergency response personnel presence.

Advice

Individual traveling in the region are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipated localized traffic disruptions around the area of the accident, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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