Those who died in the crash include comedians, the deputy commander of the Mamou road safety company told APA.
“On the spot I saw 17 bodies. A woman who had been admitted to the regional hospital in Mamou later died of her injuries bringing the deaths to 18” Yagouba Soumah said, adding that the majority of the victims were women and children.
Wednesday’s road tragedy also left ten people injured, all of whom were admitted to the regional hospital in Mamou.
Some of the remains of the victims have been transported to Kissidougou.