31 Killed, 18 Injured in Fiery Bus Accident in Congo

Bus Overturned and Caught Fire after Brake Failure

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Thirty-one people were killed in a bus accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, October 20, the country’s humanitarian affairs minister confirmed.

The bus was reportedly traveling to the country’s capital Kinshasa from Lufu when its brakes failed.

The driver lost control of the bus which veered off the roadway and overturned before bursting into flames.

Thirty-one people are reported to have sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

Eighteen other people sustained unknown injuries and were rushed to local hospitals for treatment. The minister said some passengers were carrying fuel, which worsened the fire.

Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi canceled his planned trip to Japan after the incident. He led the nation in mourning and has since ordered a probe into the tragic incident.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.