Ten dead in Senegal road crash as Ramadan ends

At least 10 people were killed in a crash between a bus and a truck in northern Senegal, authorities said Tuesday, at a time when many Muslim faithful are on the move as the holy month of Ramadan ends.

According to the local fire service chief, the accident happened around 20 kilometres (12 miles) outside Saint-Louis, the main city in northern Senegal near the Mauritanian border.

It left 10 dead and 17 injured, “five of them seriously”, fire chief Bobo Diallo told AFP.