13 people survived with serious injuries while 45 including a bus driver escaped unhurt in an accident that involved two trucks and a bus at Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia.

This happened at approximately 07:00 hours along the Great North Road near Lunsefwa River at Mubalashi area, about 30 kilometers east of Kapiri Mposhi District.

The accident involved three motor vehicles, a Zong Tong bus, registration number BCE 8199, driven by Friday Mwewa, aged 43, of Kalulushi. The bus, property of Talwaka Lumo Bus Services, was traveling from Lusaka to Nakonde with 58 passengers on board.

A Howo truck, registration number T 326 EBH, trailer number T 328 EBR, driven by Musa Abdul Rahman, aged 36, a Tanzanian national, traveling from the east to west direction ( Nakonde to Kapiri Mposhi).

Another Howo truck, registration number T 514 DCT, trailer number T 120 CYY, which was parked on the left side of the road facing East (headed for Nakonde) due to a breakdown, driven by Humphrey Nicholas, aged 26, a Tanzanian national.

The accident occurred when the bus driver failed to keep to his lane while avoiding the stationary truck, resulting in a head-on collision with the second truck coming from the opposite direction.

13 passengers from the bus sustained serious injuries, comprising eight males and five females.

All injured passengers were promptly rushed to Mkushi and Kapiri Mposhi District Hospitals for medical attention.

The bus driver and 45 passengers escaped unhurt.

Both the bus and the second truck sustained extensive damage to their front parts, while the third vehicle had its left fender and headlight damaged.

Further investigations by police,are ongoing to determine the exact cause of the accident.

This is according to a report released last night by police public relations officer Rae Hamoong

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