Six Togolese footballers killed in crash

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The Independent Online

At least six delegates from a top Togolese football team have been killed and another 28 people critically injured after a bus plunged into a ravine.

Togo's President, Faure Gnassingbe, has ordered that the injured be taken to a military hospital in the capital, Lome.

The accident, believed to have been caused by a burst tyre, happened on Saturday as the Etoile Filante team was on its way to Sokode to play a league game against Semassi. AP