40 people were killed and at least another 78 were injured following a two-bus crash in central Senegal on Sunday.
The two vehicles struck into one another on National Road No. 1 after one punctured a tire, sending it careening throughout the public motorway and into oncoming traffic.
The incident took place in Gnivy village around 3:30 p.m.
“Following today’s serious accident in Gniby which caused 40 deaths, I have decided on a 3-day national mourning from January 9th,” wrote President Macky Sall on Twitter, extending his condolences to affected families and victims of the crash.