At least 45 people have died as a result of falling down from the bridge into the river in the city Anjozorobe to 90 km North of the capital Antananarivo, Madagascar. It is reported Xinhua.
“45 people, including 9 children, 27 women and 9 men died on the spot and 24 were injured during the accident”, said the mayor Anjozorobe doctor Gear Andamanensee.
“The victims were in a wedding procession, when the truck which transported about 70 relatives of the newlyweds, fell into the river called Mananara”, – said the mayor. He said that the couple were also inside the truck. The cause of the accident is still unknown, the driver of the truck was killed.
In rural areas of Madagascar, the condition of the roads is generally very bad, especially during the rainy season. Only a truck can take from dozens of people, this was the reason why the family rented a truck to transport their guests during the wedding.