25 July 2009

Somalia: 13 Government Soldiers Injured in an Armed Vehicles Accident in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — At least 13 government soldiers of the transitional goverment have been injured in an armed vihecles' accident near Sayidka tower in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses and officials told Shabelle radio on Saturday.

reports say that the accident came as two battle wagons with more governent soldiers and travelling with high speed colided in around Sayidka building in the main road that connects between Km4 intersection and the presidential palace in the capital wounding 13 government troops.

Col. Abdullahi Hassan Barise, the spokesman of the police forces of the transitional government confirmed the casualties that reached to the soldiers on board in both colided trucks and told Shabelle's Mohamd Bashir Hashi that he reached at the scene where the accident happened adding that all the injured government soldiers were rushed to the hospital.

residents said that the government soldiers halted the movement of the traffic and people through the street for a while but lately reopened it.

it is not the first time that car accidents happen in Mogadishu but is part of the truck accidents happen in the capital due to the distruction of the roads and no well trained drivers who drive the vehicles with a very high speed through the rough high ways in the capital.

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