More than 10 dead in Mwinilunga bus accident

Over 10 people this morning perished when a bus they were travelling in from Mwinilunga to Solwezi in North-Western Province plugged into Kabompo River.

North-Western Province Police Commissioner Eugene Sibote confirmed the accident stating that 10 people died on the spot while three believed to be among the dead were still trapped in the bus.

Mr Sibote said the accident happened around 08:00 hours when the bus lost control and plunged into the river.

He said 16 people who sustained various injuries were rushed to Mwinilunga District Hospital for treatment while four who were seriously injured were rushed to Solwezi Hospital.

Mr Sibote said the police were yet to determine the number of passengers who were in the bus belonging to Jitotwe bus.

“We are yet to get more information on how many were on board in the bus,”he said.

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