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Bus Accident in Gabes: Interior Minister at bedside of wounded.

08/04/2019 10:05, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Interior Minister Hichem Fourati paid a visit Sunday at the Gabes Regional Hospital to the bedside of the wounded in the accident of the bus occurring earlier during the morning, on the national road No. 20, in the locality of Al Adbach (delegation of Dekhila Toujane in Gabes governorate).

"The minister was entrusted by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to go to the bedside of the wounded," said the Interior Ministry in a press release.

Hichem Fourati commended the quality of the services offered by the medical and paramedical staff, specifying that "the wounded have received the necessary psychological assistance."

The ministry announced the initiation of an investigation into the circumstances of the accident, as instructed by the public prosecutor of the Gabes Court of First Instance.

Five people died on the spot and 24 others were injured in the Gabes bus accident, according to a latest death toll provided by a medical source.

The bus that came from Tataouine overturned on the national road nA 20 at the locality of Al Adbach (delegation Dekhila Toujane in the Gabes governorate).

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