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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 05:55 GMT

12 dead in Zambian bus crash

(MENAFN- The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Twelve people were killed in a road accident in northwest Zambia on Tuesday in a head-on crash between a bus and a fuel tanker, police said.

The 26-seat passenger bus was attempting to overtake traffic when it hit the oncoming tanker on the highway between Solwezi and Chingola at 2 p.m. local time (1200GMT), police deputy spokesman Rea Hamoonga said in a statement.

Several people with critical injuries are being treated in hospital. Hamoonga said the bus driver was not licensed to operate a public service vehicle.

According to the Road Traffic and Safety Agency, accidents involving passenger transport are a major cause of death on Zambia";s roads due to poor driving standards, badly maintained roads and driver fatigue.

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