11 people killed in road crash in Zambian capital-Xinhua

11 people killed in road crash in Zambian capital

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-09-24 23:12:45

LUSAKA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Eleven people were killed and nine others injured when two vehicles crashed in the early hours of Saturday in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, the police said.

Ten people died on the spot while one died at the hospital. Five out of the nine injured sustained serious injuries.

Rae Hamoonga, the spokesperson for the Zambia Police, said the accident happened when the driver of a public minibus lost control of the vehicle due to speeding and collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction.

The accident comes barely a week after 21 women died in a road accident in the northern part of the country.