A collision between two buses took place in Senegal, near the city of Kaffrine, causing 38 deaths and 87 injuries.
According to a statement from the fire brigade, the accident occurred on Saturday night. The fire brigade transported the victims to Kaffrine hospital, as well as clearing the carcasses of the bus in order to reopen the road for normal traffic.
The death toll rose to 54 today, according to a report by Radio Senegal International.
Furthermore, Africa has a high rate of bus accidents due to poor road conditions, lack of vehicle maintenance and driving errors or licences bought from corrupt inspectors.
In fact, last week at least 18 people died in a collision between two vehicules in northern Nigeria.