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Update: 8 people die in Kapiri Mposhi road accident

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Eight people have died in a fatal road traffic accident that happened in Kapiri Mposhi today.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said a statement to #Mwebantu, that the accident happened at 07:00 hours at Greenleaf area along Great North Road.

He said involved was an unknown driver of unknown age who was driving a Hino Ranger registration number ABZ 1598 with Twelve passengers on board, two Cattle, household goods, 20 Chickens, four Goats and15 bags of maize.

“Silas Ng’andu 63 of Lusaka John leigh who was driving a Freightliner registration number ABK 7843 /AAG 5236T from North to south with two passengers on board. The accident happened as the first driver was improperly overtaking in the process went and collided head on with an on coming Freightliner, Six passengers: Two male Juveniles, Two male adults and two fwmale adults from the Hino Ranger died on the spot while two other passengers one female and one male died at the Hospital.

Their bodies have deposited in Kapiri Mposhi District hospital Mortuary.The other Nine unidentified casualties are unconscious and admitted in Kapiri Mposhi District hospital from the nine: Three are female juveniles, three females and three males.This number includes the driver and two passengers from the Freightliner. Both Vehicles are extensively damaged,” Mr Hamoonga said.

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