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Dozens dead in Cameroon bus crash
Authorities say death toll may rise from accident in the country's central region.
Last Modified: 30 May 2010 21:48 GMT
The bus lost control and hit a ditch, about 135km from the capital Yaounde, before rolling down a hill [AFP]

A bus crash in Cameroon has killed at least 30 people after rolling down a hill.

The bus broke in two in the accident in central Cameroon overnight on Saturday, police said.

Authorities said that the death toll may rise.

"At the scene we've identified around 30 bodies but the death toll could be much greater given that some of the injured evacuated before we arrived reportedly died," Fifen Idrissou, a traffic police official, told the AFP news agency.

The accident occurred near Bafia, about 135km from Yaounde, the capital.

"The bus lost control ... 200 metres further on the bus hit a ditch. It rolled over several times," Idrissou said.

"The impact was so powerful that the bus broke in two."

It is unknown how many passengers were on the bus.

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