'Up to 50 dead' in Guinea lorry crash
- 4 March 2012
- From the section Africa
Reports say up to 50 people have died and at least 20 injured after a road crash in eastern Guinea.
"A lorry... was the cause of this serious accident which has plunged numerous families into mourning," government minister Alhassane Conde said in a statement, AFP reports.
The lorry was travelling from Moribadou to take passengers to a weekly market in the town of Beyla.
Reports say the lorry crashed into a ravine after its brakes failed.
All the victims were buried in a common grave at the accident site, reports say.
The injured have been taken to hospital in Beyla, an eyewitness told Agence France Presse.