Five people were killed after a passenger bus carrying 28 people veered off the road in Somali regional state on Thursday, Fana broadcasting reports today.
The accident happened when the passenger bus caring 28 people heading from Gode to Jigjiga, according to police.
Other 23 people are also suffered minor and severe injuries, Somali regional state police said.
According to Ahmed Nur, the Regional Police Commission Traffic accident investigation team leader the accident occurred yesterday morning at 12:30 local time.
He said that the accident occurred while the car was moving at high speed.
All the injured victims had been taken to Jigjiga Hospital for treatment.
According to the latest WHO data Road Traffic Accidents Deaths in Ethiopia reached 27,140 or 4.27% of total deaths.
According to studies, Road traffic accidents are a huge public health and development problem in Ethiopia. Its current situation requires a high-level political commitment, immediate decisions, and actions in order to curb the growing problem. Otherwise, it will get worse from day-to-day as motorization and population increase rapidly.
Though Ethiopia has one of the lowest per capita car ownership in the world, deadly traffic accidents are fairly common, with the blame put on bad roads, flawed driving license issuance system and lax enforcement of safety rules.