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6 dead, 40 injured in road accident on Zambia-Tanzania border

Nakonde-bound passenger bus collides with Tanzanian registered truck, says official

James Kunda   | 02.08.2021
6 dead, 40 injured in road accident on Zambia-Tanzania border FILE PHOTO

LUSAKA, Zambia

Six people were killed and 40 others injured in a road accident near the Zambian border with Tanzania on Monday.

In a statement, an official at the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) said the accident involved a Nakonde-bound bus and a Tanzanian registered truck.

The injured passengers were taken to a local hospital. A main commercial and political hub, Nakonde is a town in the Muchinga Province of Zambia.

“DMMU National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe has announced that the government will provide coffins and other logistical support to the funeral houses to ease the burden on the victims’ families,” said Mathews Musukwa, a senior communications official.

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