A coach and minibus crash in Ivory Coast has killed 25 people.

Another road tragedy in Abidjan killed at least four individuals on Wednesday.
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A coach and minibus crash in Ivory Coast has killed 25 people.

The transport minister of Ivory Coast said late Thursday that at least 25 people were killed and 31 injured in a disaster involving a coach and a minibus.

All measures have been taken to determine the exact causes of the tragedy, as well as where responsibility lies,” Amadou  Kone said in a statement, adding that the accident occurred on Wednesday approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Abidjan's financial metropolis.

He warned Ivorians to be cautious on the roads as the Muslim  festival of Tabaski — also known as Eid al-Adha in other parts of the world — approaches, which often sees a spike in traffic in the middle of the rainy season.

Because many vehicles and roads in the West African country are inadequately maintained, traffic accidents are widespread and often fatal.

Driver mistake is also a common cause of accidents, and the practice of buying a license from a corrupt examiner is common.

To further combat "corruption and fraud," authorities temporarily suspended driving test examiners and replaced them with police officers in late April.

The decision was made in the aftermath of a car accident in the country's north that killed 20 people and injured nearly 40 more.

Another road tragedy in Abidjan killed at least four individuals on Wednesday.