At least 20 killed in Mali after truck falls into river

Vastavam web: Twenty people died when a truck carrying scores of people back from a village fair in central Mali plunged into a river after its brakes failed, the government said Thursday. The accident occurred late Monday in the central Saye region, a statement said. “Sixty-three people were rescued and searches are continuing,” it said. “According to preliminary studies, a technical fault linked to the braking system was at the root of this dramatic accident.”