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Tragic road accident in small village of Cambesse, Guinea-Bissau claims 14 lifes



At least 14 persons have lost their lives following a tragic road accident in Guinea-Bissau.

The road accident claimed the lives of some passengers in southern Guinea-Bissau after a cargo truck crashed into village homes, according to police.

The accident happened when the driver was speeding around a bend and lost control before he drove into the small village of Cambesse, 180km (120 miles) south of the capital Bissau.

Reports say, Thirteen people were killed when the truck ploughed through several houses in the early hours of Sunday, said a police officer who declined to be named. The driver was also killed.

A hospital worker in Bissau confirmed the death toll.

Guinea-Bissau is an impoverished former Portuguese colony of about two million people, where the state of roads is poor and accidents are frequent.

The road south of the capital is often busy during the spring harvest of cashew nuts, the country’s main export.

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