Buses collide in central Sudan, killing 21

Last month, a similar crash between two buses killed 15 people and left 22 others injured on a highway south of the capital, Khartoum. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 16 October 2019

Buses collide in central Sudan, killing 21

  • SUNA reports the crash took place on Wednesday in a small town south of Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan Province

CAIRO: Sudan's state-run news agency says a head-on collision between two buses has killed 21 people in a central province.
SUNA reports the crash took place on Wednesday in a small town south of Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan Province. It said 29 others were injured.
Local media say one bus was heading to Kaduqli, the capital of South Kordofan Province, and the other was traveling to Obeid.
Road accidents are common in Sudan, often the result of badly maintained roads and poor enforcement of traffic laws. The World Health Organization said road accidents killed more than 10,000 people in Sudan in 2018.
Last month, a similar crash between two buses killed 15 people and left 22 others injured on a highway south of the capital, Khartoum.


Former finance minister Mohammad Safadi put forward to be next Lebanese PM

Updated 15 November 2019

Former finance minister Mohammad Safadi put forward to be next Lebanese PM

BEIRUT: Several major Lebanese parties have agreed on nominating Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, as the prime minister of a new government, the Lebanese broadcasters LBCI and MTV reported on Thursday.
The agreement took place in a meeting on Friday between outgoing Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri, Lebanon’s leading Sunni politician, and senior representatives of the Shiite groups Amal and Hezbollah.
MTV said the government would be a mixture of politicians and technocrats.
They did not identify their sources.