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5 die in Mkushi accident

By Mast Reporter

FIVE people have died in Mkushi in an accident involving a Kitwe bound Power Tools bus from Nakonde and a Tanzania bound heavy truck.

According to Central Province deputy Commissioner of Police Diamond Likashi, the accident happened today around 06:30 hours at Nkolonga area when the bus and truck collided, leaving four people (three on the bus and the truck driver) dead.

The fifth person died at the hospital in Mkushi.

“The Power Tools bus wanted to overtake another vehicle, resulting in the head-on collision. Both motor vehicles are extensively damaged. The bus was carrying 67 passengers and a total of four people died on the scene while the rest are being treated or examined at Mkushi district hospital,” said Likashi. “We are investigating that [why a bus from Nakonde] was in Mkushi around 06:30…that is under preliminary investigations of the law [on banning night driving for passenger service vehicles].”

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