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Bus plunge kills thirty one in northern Ethiopia

Thirty one people have died in north Wollo zone of Raya Kobo district in northern Ethiopia yesterday when a mid-size bus they were traveling with went off the road and plunged into a 200 meter ravine.

According a report on Radio Fana, during the accident the bus, which has a maximum carrying capacity of 24 people, was traveling with 43 passengers on board.

It went off the road some 24 km off the town of Kobo. Although the driver and his assistant have escaped the scene after the accident, the driver was apprehended shortly afterwards. The report added that the number of causalities may increase due to the gravity of the accident.

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