Tunisian authorities say a passenger train has smashed into a semi-trailer truck on tracks west of the capital, killing 17 people and injuring a further 70.

READ ALSO  FIFA to elect new president February 26

Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui said the crash happened at 6:30 a.m. outside the town of Fahs, approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of the capital, Tunis, where the train was heading.

READ ALSO  Chronic kidney disease on the rise in Nigeria

He added that ambulances have been sent from neighboring cities to transport the injured to hospitals.

READ ALSO  PDP’ll bounce back in 2019 – Suswam, Dankwambo

Tunisian Radio Mosaique said the driver of the train and truck were among the victims.


SHARE
AdAre you a One Minute Man? This Nafdac Approved Solution Would Help you Last 30mins+ with no side effects