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9 people perish in a fatal road accident

By ALICE NACHILEMBE

Nine-people including the driver have died on the spot while 16 others are nursing serious injuries in a road traffic accident in Lusaka.

The accident occurred when the unknown driver for the Howo truck who was driving from North to South swerved to his right side lane in trying to avoid a small bus which was in front of him.

And in the process he lost control of the motor vehicle crossed the island went in the opposite lane and hit into a Rosa bus that was moving from South to North.

Police Spokesperson Rea Hamonga said the accident occurred on October 9, 2021 at about 18:40 hours along Great North road at Chingwere road junction.

Mr Hamoonga said involved was unknown driver who was driving a Mitsubishi Rosa Passenger Service Vehicle bus registration number BAK 9787 who died on the spot.

The bus was extensively damaged. Also involved were 29 passengers in the Rosa bus of which Eight unknown passengers sustained Fatal injuries, Two men, Three Women, Two unknown juveniles (boys) and One unknown juvenile (girl).

He said that seven dead bodies have been deposited in UTH mortuary whilst two bodies are in Chingwere level One mortuary.

Mr Hamoonga said the 16 passengers in the Rosa bus sustained serious injuries in which Seven men and Nine men are all admitted in UTH.

He said also involved was unknown driver who was driving a Howo truck and trailer registration number AOB 3515 and BAC 9616 T which was damaged and the driver is on the run.

The bodies of the driver and the passengers await identification and post mortem.

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