Daily Archives: February 25, 2023

Road accidents: 10 dead as bus falls into ravine in Algeria; 5 Bangladeshis killed in South Africa

At least ten people died and 25 others were injured after their bus fell into a ravine in northeastern Algeria on Friday, civil protection officials said.

The bus was travelling from Algiers to Tikjda, a mountain resort popular with tourists, when it fell 150 metres into a ravine near the town of El Asnam, the source said.

All those injured were transferred to hospital in nearby Bouira.

The mountainous region of Tikjda is a popular holiday destination for Algerians, who have flocked there in large numbers after the heavy snowfall of recent weeks.

Speeding motorists, including public transport drivers, is the main cause of road accidents in Algeria, according to the national road safety agency.

In 2021, the latest figures available, Algeria recorded almost 7,186 traffic accidents, resulting in 2,643 deaths and 11,479 injuries.

PRETORIA: Five Bangladeshi expatriates were killed and two others critically wounded in a road accident in South Africa Friday.

Deceased family sources said a car carrying the Bangladeshis collided head on with a lorry in Beaufort West, 1,000km off from the capital city of Pretoria, leaving the five Bangladeshis killed on the spot.

The deceased were Ismail Hossain, 32, Razu Ahmed, 34, Md Mustafa, 40, Abul Hosain, 45, and Nadim Hossain, 10.

The two injured were Anisul Haque and Nahid.