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24 people die in a road accident

Filed under: Breaking News |

Twenty-four people believed to be members of the New Apostolic Church in Chongwe District have died while 12 survived with serious injuries after a Mitsubishi Rosa Bus they were traveling in hit into the Freightliner Truck at Kapiringozi area along Chirundu – Kafue road.

The deceased have only been identified as 23 female adults and one male adult while those injured are eight females and four males.

The driver of the bus is among the injured victims.

Police preliminary investigations indicate that the Rosa Bus bearing registration number BAL 9480 with 35 passengers on board hit behind the Freightliner Truck and Trailer bearing registration numbers AGB 1988 and AEG 2942 respectively.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale says the driver lost control of the bus and overturned failing on the left side of the road into a ditch.

Mwale says oth vehicles were moving in the same direction towards Chirundu District.

Investigations revealed that the Church members were traveling from Manyika area in Chongwe District going for Church Service in Siavonga District, he said.

The Mitsubishi Rosa Bus is extensively damaged while the Freightliner Truck had its rear bumper damaged.


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