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17 die, 48 injured as bus overturns in Zambia

Lusaka (May 24, 2017): At least 17 people died and 48 others injured when a bus travelling from capital Lusaka lost control and overturned, Zambian police said on Wednesday.  

According to the details, 17 people died on the spot while 48 others sustained injuries and are admitted to Mumpashya and Katondwe Mission Hospitals respectively. The accident happened on Great East Road.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed the sad development saying the accident happened between Luangwa Market and Luangwa Bridge after the driver failed to negotiate a curve.

She said that all the bodies and injured people have been admitted to two local hospitals. The spokesperson appealed to the relatives of the deceased to help in identifying the bodies.

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