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Truck, bus crash kills 1

ESTHER Katongo.

A TANZANIAN tanker driver died on the spot while nine other people sustained injuries after the truck he was driving collided with a Copperbelt-bound bus on the Ndola-Kapiri Mposhi highway.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement yesterday that the accident between the truck and the bus belonging to Mazhandu Family Bus Services happened on Tuesday around 19:00 hours at Katanino forest.
Ms Katongo identified the deceased as Festo Ndidani and that his body is in Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital mortuary.
“The accident happened when the driver of the Tanzanian registered Howo Sino tanker truck registration number T343 EER/ T523 CST, property of Transfuel Logistics, who was driving from Ndola heading towards Kapiri- Mposhi improperly overtook another truck and collided with an oncoming Mazhandu Family Bus Services bus registration number ALZ 3198 coming from Lusaka heading to Copperbelt,” Ms Katongo said.

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