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Ten university students die in a tragic car accident

December 15, 2008

December 13, 2008 (MEKELLE) — A car accident in the Northern Ethiopia’s Mekelle town late on Friday left a lecturer and other10 university students dead. Town traffic office said

The accident occurred after a heavy truck in high speed carrying sand headed down hill jumps over and smashes down a passenger minibus coming in the opposite direction with 19 people on board

“The accident killed 11 passengers immediately and injured 8 others” investigation and statistics head within the office, inspector Belachew Arega told Sudan Tribune.

“Among the dead 10 of them are university students who were returning to their campus from town-shopping and 3 from them were graduating this year,” he added

The cause for the accident is under investigation but road engineers believe that the cause for the accident was due to the under standard construction of the steep road, located on the way out to the main high way leading to Addis Ababa. –More–

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