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Zambia road accident: Police confirm 51 deaths

Last Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 18:46

Zeenews Bureau

Lusaka (Zambia): Fifty-one people died and several others were injured when a passenger bus collided with a truck near the Zambian capital on Thursday, reports said.

As relief work was still on, a spokesman was quoted by agencies as saying that the toll could still rise.

The bus plying between Copperbelt mining province and Zambian capital, Lusaka, belonged to the Zambia Postal Service.

Local media reported that the bus was ferrying over 70 passengers.

The cause of the accident was still unknown.

First Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 18:43

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