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ADDIS ABABA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- A car accident in Ethiopia's Oromia regional state has killed six people, a regional official said on Monday.

Seyum Degefu, East Hararge Zone Police Division Communication Head, said the accident occurred when a truck carrying passengers and animals overturned and crashed, eventually killing six people and dozens of animals, state news agency ENA reported on Monday.

Degefu also said that the accident, which happened on Sunday night while traveling to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, also left additional six people, who were aboard the truck, with serious and light physical injuries.

The East African country, with one of the lowest per capita car ownership in the world, often encounter deadly traffic accidents with blames put on bad roads, flawed driving license issuance system and negligent enforcement of road safety.

Another car accident had last week killed nine people in central Ethiopia. The accident happened when a freight truck traveling on the road lost direction, crashing into two homes on the side of the road, killing nine people who were asleep when the truck crashed into their homes.

Traffic accidents during the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2016/17 that ended on July 8 in 2017 led to the deaths of 4,60 0 people, according to Ethiopia Federal Transport Authority. Enditem