Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

African Cup Of Nations

Several Africa Cup of Nations journalists injured after bus accident in Abidjan

Several journalists at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast were involved in a bus accident in the early hours of Wednesday morning as they travelled back to Abidjan from the country’s capital city of Yamoussoukro, where they had gone to cover two final group stage matches, including Senegal’s 2-0 victory over Guinea on Tuesday night.

The AFCON bus crashed as it approached its final destination – the AFCON Main Media Centre in Abidjan. The accident was said to have occurred around 2am local time. According to local media, the bus veered off the road and hit the wall of a warehouse.

Alex Cizmic, a former AIPS Young Reporter, who was in the bus, said a lot of people were slightly injured. According to reports, the injured were taken to the University Hospital Centre in Teichville, Abidjan. An exhausted Cizmic managed to send a short voice note to the AIPS President Gianni Merlo from the hospital.

A Nigerian journalist Oluwaseun Oyediji posted a photo of the bruises he sustained during the incident on X.

The driver and the bus coordinator were seriously injured. The latter, whose foot was stuck, was successfully rescued.

Credit: AIPS 

You May Also Like

Boxing

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) issued a memo today stating that they are “not considering applications for any Ghanaian boxers.” This means...

African Cup Of Nations

The Black Stars’ appearance in the 2021 edition will be their 23rd time and they will be keen to end their long awaited drought...

Olympic Games

Huang Guohui – who coached Vietnam’s swimming team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games here – has died in quarantine after returning from the...

Combat Sports

Malaysia based multi decorated Ghanaian kickboxer, Gerald Dah is in high spirits ahead of his latest fight this Friday after safely landing in Kuala...