18 killed in road accident in northeastern Algeria

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-10 20:41:08|Editor: huaxia

ALGIERS, July 10 (Xinhua) -- A total of 18 people were killed and 11 others injured in a road accident in the northeastern region of Algeria on Friday night, TSA news website reported Saturday.

A bus and a truck collided in the province of Constantine, killing 11 women, six children and one man, TAS quoted a report from the Algerian National Gendarmerie as saying.

The Algerian National Gendarmerie has opened a probe to determine the circumstances and causes of the deadly accident.

An earlier report issued by the National Agency for Road Safety attributed the causes of traffic accidents in Algeria during the last decade to the human factor, in particular the lack of respect for traffic law, which stand behind more than 90 percent of accidents, followed by other factors such as the bad state of roads and cars. Enditem