47 killed in Madagascar wedding crash

The truck was transporting passengers who had attended a wedding the day before


Afp January 29, 2017
A Malagasy traffic policeman directs the traffic on the outskirts of Antananarivo on November 24, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

ANTANANARIVO: At least 47 people, including 10 children and a newly-wed couple, were killed when a truck carrying a wedding party and guests veered off the road and plunged into a river in Madagascar, police said Sunday.

Police said the accident occured early Saturday outside the town of Anjozorobe, around 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the capital. The truck was transporting passengers who had attended a wedding the day before.

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There were "a total of 47 deaths, including 10 children" and the newly-wedded couple, police spokesman Herilala Andrianatisaona told AFP. Twenty-two others were injured.

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