At least 24 killed in Tunisia bus crash


The wreckage of a bus that crashed during an excursion is seen in the northern town of Amdoun, Tunisia, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

TUNIS (Reuters) – At least 24 Tunisians were killed on Sunday after a bus crashed during an excursion in the northern town of Amdoun, the health ministry said.

The bus veered off a winding road when the driver failed to negotiate a sharp turn and crashed to the bottom of a ravine, the interior ministry said.

The bus was carrying 43 people, officials said.

President Kais Saied and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed attended the crash site in the northwestern region of Tunisia, which attracts large numbers of visitors but has poor infrastructure.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by David Goodman

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