A car accident in the Buno Bedelle Zone of the Oromia Region has killed 4 people, others sustained injuries, police officials said today.
The accident happened yesterday when a truck with pallet number 3-80032- ET falls into a gorge in a place called Dembi, Dedessa district, according to Behailu Gezahegn, Zone Traffic Safety Coordinator.
The Inspector said that four people, including the driver, died in the crash, bodies of the deceased is sent to relatives..
The inspector added that a teenager who was on the road at the time and was seriously injured in the accident is receiving medical treatment at the woreda health center.
Despite having one of the lowest per capita car ownership in the world, deadly traffic accidents in are common in the East African country often with blames put on bad roads, flawed driving license issuance system and lax enforcement of road safety.
Traffic accidents during the Ethiopian 2017/18 fiscal year had killed some 5,118 people, according to Ethiopia Federal Transport Authority.
According to the authority, the number of people killed and the rate of accidents occurred during the stated period registered major increase compared to the previous year, in which the number of people killed had increased from 4,500 to 5,118 while a record number of close to 41,000 traffic accidents were registered during last year.