40 people died in a serious traffic accident in Senegal. The country’s president ordered a three-day national mourning on Sunday. “I am deeply saddened by today’s tragic traffic accident in Gniby, which killed 40 people and seriously injured many,” Macky Sall wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning. He expressed his condolences to the families of those affected.

National mourning should apply in the West African coastal country from Monday, Sall wrote in another tweet. There should also be a ministerial meeting to discuss road safety. Further details of how the accident occurred in the Kaffrine region in central Senegal were initially not available.