A car drives on a street of Buea, South-West Region of Cameroon, on April 26, 2018 with the Mount Cameroon in the background. - A social crisis that began in November 2016 has turned into armed conflict since October 2017. Several small armed groups demand the independence of the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon, bordering Nigeria. (Photo by ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP via Getty Images)

Bus crash against western Cameroon kills 37, injures 18

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Over 37 people are dead and 18 others severely injured after a bus crash in Cameroon’s western village of Female, officials said.

A 70-seater bus was on its way into the capital, Yaounde, by the western city of Foumban as it crashed into a truck while attempting to prevent a bunch of folks on the street around two Sunday, ” said Absalom Monono Woloa, a senior government official in the region.

“Many of these travelers were going to spend New Year’s Day with their families, coming from Christmas Day festivities or were industry people providing presents for New Year’s feasts,” he explained.

Village inhabitants ran into the path to assist the more than 60 commuters that had been on the bus,” he explained.

The death toll will probably grow as rescue workers dig through the wreckage, ” he explained.