Ten people injured in mini bus accident

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Ten people injured in mini bus accident


Choma, May 22, ZANIS —Ten people have been seriously injured when a Lusaka bound mini bus collided head on early today with an oncoming truck at Demu area on the Choma-Monze highway.


Pemba District Commissioner Reginald Mugoba who confirmed the accident to ZANIS in Choma this morning said six of the eighteen passengers on board the mini bus sustained serious injuries.


Mr Mugoba said four others including the driver of the truck were also injured in the accident that occurred around 01.30 hours.


There were three female passengers travelling on the truck and, all the injured were rushed and admitted to Choma general hospital.


According to Mr Mugoba, preliminary investigations by Pemba police have revealed that the mini-bus was being driven by an unlicensed conductor who was allowed to drive while the driver slept.


He said police have established that the unlicensed driver of the mini bus lost control after the oncoming truck flashed full beam.


Mr Mugoba said Pemba police had a tough time organising transport to rush the injured to hospital because the station does not have transport.


The District Commissioner has appealed to the Ministry of Home Affairs to seriously consider allocating transport to Pemba police.