Tunisian President Kais Saied (center) surveys debris at the scene of Sunday’s bus crash in the northwestern part of the country. (Fethi Balaid/AFP via Getty Images)

Death Toll in Tunisian Bus Crash Rises to 26

Authorities in Tunisia have raised the death toll from Sunday’s bus crash in the northwestern part of the country from 22 to 26, saying all 43 of those aboard were Tunisians. The vehicle crashed through a metal barrier on a highway before plunging into a ravine, where it came to rest on its side, its roof torn off and seats and bodies scattered about. The victims were on a sightseeing trip to view autumn foliage in a mountainous area popular with domestic tourists. President Kais Saied visited the crash site later in the day amid renewed criticism over the country’s poorly maintained roads and other infrastructure. In 2015, the World Health Organization said Tunisia ranked second in North Africa in terms of traffic deaths per population.

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