Bus plunges into gorge in Tunisia and 22 died

A bus carrying local tourists plunged into a ravine in northern Tunisia, and 22 have died, according to the ministry of the interior. the 21 injured in the ac

Bus plunges into gorge in Tunisia and 22 died

A bus carrying local tourists plunged into a ravine in northern Tunisia, and 22 have died, according to the ministry of the interior.

the 21 injured in the accident.

the Bus was on its way through the region of Ain Snoussi, when the accident happened.

The 'fallen in a ravine after being barged through a metalbarriere,' writes the ministry on Facebook.

All on board the bus were tunisian citizens. The injured have been transported to hospitals nearby.

the Bus was driven away from the capital Tunis against the hill town of Ain Draham, which is a favorite vacation spot in the late fall.

the WHO, the UN's health organisation, wrote in 2015, that Tunisia has the second highest mortality rate in traffic in the north Africa in relation to the population, even worse than the troubled Libya.

Bad roads, reckless driving and poorly maintained cars get the blame for a rising number of accidents in the country.

the Government recognises that it is a problem. But the security, including the fear of attacks from the jihadists, have been so highly regarded, that it has not been able to do more about safety in traffic.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 01 December 2019, 16:00

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