At least 37 people were killed and 18 others seriously injured in Cameroon’s western village of Nemale when a 70-seater bus on its way to the capital, Yaounde, crashed into a truck while trying to avoid a crowd of people on the road at about 2am local time on Sunday. A senior government official in the area told Al Jazeera that “most of the travellers were either going to spend New Year’s Day with their families, returning from Christmas Day festivities, or were business people supplying gifts for New Year’s feasts,” adding that the death toll will likely rise as rescue workers dig through the wreckage.