|Crashed bus hand no transport license|
|Written by The Standard Tribune|
|Monday, 31 May 2010 12:17|
Yaounde—A bus that crashed north west of Yaounde killing 46 passengers was not licensed to do inter-urban transport, says a transport ministry officials.The transport minister is expected to withdraw the transporter's current license, which is valid for no more than 40 kilometres, said the ministry official.
Legal actions may also be taken against the owner of the bus for infringing inter-urban transport rules and causing uge loss of life, says the official.
Investigations were still on to determine the exact circumstances of the accident though officials suspect the driver dosed off during the nighttime trip.
The speeding bus overturned several times as it engaged a sharp bend and landed in a ditch where it broke in two, said highway police, who expected the death toll to rise sharply.
There were about 60 people onboard.
Accidents are common on the highway, which links the cities of Yaounde and Baffoussam, and forms part of what is often referred to as the triangle of death because of its high annual accident toll.
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