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Senegalese transporters on strike in opposition to street security measures

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The transport sector in Senegal went on strike this Wednesday. A lot of unions joined forces to denounce the measures taken on  January 9 to fight street insecurity.

A plan introduced within the wake of the lethal accident within the division of Kaffrine. However some transporters protest in opposition to the dearth of session, and the impossibility of making use of sure measures.

On Monday, the deadly bus accident price the lifetime of at the least 19 folks, bringing the dying toll of automobile crashes to about 60 in a matter of days.

The federal government responded by asserting almost two dozen measures, together with limiting buses and vans to 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph), banning evening buses and outlawing the import of used tyres — the suspected reason for final week’s accident. Nevertheless, some transport unions referred to as sure inclinations out of contact with actuality and life.

In response to the World Financial institution, Senegal, a rustic of 17 million, information 24 street deaths for each 100,000 inhabitants yearly.