Cameroon bus crash kills at least 53

Ngala Chimtom
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At least 53 people have been killed when a 70-seater passenger bus collided with a fuel truck in western Cameroon, an official says.

Dozens of others were injured during the accident that occurred on a hill near the town of Dschang in West Province on Wednesday morning, regional governor Awah Fonka Augustine told the DPA news agency.

The truck and the bus caught fire due to the collision, with authorities retrieving 53 charred bodies from the burnt-out vehicles, according to the governor.

Twenty-nine passengers suffered second-degree burns and had been admitted to nearby hospitals for emergency treatment, Fonka added.

The reason for the accident remained unclear on Wednesday.

Road accidents are common in Cameroon, mainly due to poor infrastructure, badly maintained vehicles and speeding.