Tuesday in eastern Burkina Faso, a bus carrying passengers struck a landmine, resulting in at least 10 deaths.
Col. Hubert Yameogo, the Burkina Faso military junta’s spokesman, claimed in a statement from Ouagadougou that the minibus was traveling close to the town of Bougui and close to the Niger border when it struck a landmine that was allegedly laid by Islamic militants in the impoverished landlocked nation.
The rest of the passengers on the bus vanished while the injured were transferred to the hospital in Fada N’Gourma, the largest town in the east, according to Yameogo.
However, a Fada N’Gourma resident who visited patients in the hospital reported that some of the gravely hurt victims had passed away.
The event happened a few days after another mine exploded, injuring five soldiers in the eastern village of Ougarou.