Eleven people have sustained injuries in a road accident after a Hiace minibus they were travelling in overturned after a Tyre burst in Pemba District of Southern Province.
The accident happened yesterday around 13:00 hours along the Great North Road, 3kms South of Pemba town.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement to Mwebantu said that the accident happened when the minibus which was being driven by Kenrich Hamoonga aged 40 of Kabobola compound in Mazabuka had a rear left tyre burst.
“After the true burst, the driver lost control of the motor vehicle, which went to the left side off the road where it overturned leaving 11 passengers injured,” Katongo said.
She said two out of the eleven passengers sustained serious injuries and are admitted to Pemba Health facility while nine (09) occupants, including the driver, were treated as outpatients at the same facility.
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