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3 people killed in car accident along Geleb-Keren road

3 people were killed and 4 others sustained heavy injuries in a car accident along the Geleb-Keren road on February 11. The car carrying 13 passengers overturned around Rora Mensae in Zen administrative area while traveling from Geleb to Keren. The victims of the accident are currently receiving medical treatment in Keren Hospital.

Keren, 15 February 2011 – 3 people were killed and 4 others sustained heavy injuries in a car accident along the Geleb-Keren road on February 11. The car carrying 13 passengers overturned around Rora Mensae in Zen administrative area while traveling from Geleb to Keren. The victims of the accident are currently receiving medical treatment in Keren Hospital.

Traffic police in Anseba region disclosed that the cause of the accident is over speeding and poorly-maintained vehicle, and that similar accident is becoming a serious issue of concern in the region. The police traffic urged drivers to avoid driving during the night and properly check up the condition of their car.

The office further explained that the overturned car was not eligible to engage in commercial activities of transporting passengers or property. As such, drivers are strongly urged to refrain from such practices that are exposing human life to danger.

Victims of the current accidents said that members of the public are compelled to pay high fees and get exposed to danger due to low number of buses deployed along the Geleb-Keren road.

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