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Madagascar: A road accident caused 12 deaths and 3 serious injuries

A road accident killed 12 people and seriously  injured three other victims, Saturday afternoon, on national route 12 (RN12) linking Tananarivr to the town of Manakara, in southeastern Madagascar.

A minibus for transport with 19 passengers and a truck on board has violently collided head-on at 60 km of Manakara "in a turn out of town".

The shock was extremely violent and five occupants of the van were killed on the spot.

According to early accounts of the passengers unscathed from the accident, the driver of the truck fled and is still actively being sought by the police.

A gendarmerie investigation was also opened to shed light on the exact circumstances of the fatal accident, according to the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.

Antso Rajaona

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