NINE PEOPLE DIE IN LUSAKA’S CHINGWELE-JUNCTION ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED ON SATURDAY EVENING.

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9th October, 2021- Police in Lusaka recorded a Fatal Road Traffic Accident that occurred on 9th October, 2021 at about 18:40 hours along Great North road at Chingwere road junction.

Involved was unknown male adult 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 male adults, Three female adults, Two unknown male juveniles and One unknown female juvenile. Seven dead bodies have been deposited in UTH mortuary whilst two bodies are in Chingwere level One mortuary (Deceased driver inclusive).

Furthermore, 16 passengers in the Rosa bus sustained serious injuries in which Seven female adults and Nine male adults are all admitted in UTH.Also involved was unknown male adult 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 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, 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.The bodies of the deceased driver and the passengers await identification and post mortem.

RAE HAMOONGA
ZAMBIA POLICE SPOKESPERSON.

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