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Ten Drown as Jitotwe Bus Falls in Kabompo River


When the driver lost control, a Jitotwe bus en route from Mwinilunga to Solwezi fell into the Kabompo river, killing ten travelers at the scene. The deceased were trapped inside the bus. Originally the number of deceased was three, but that report has been updated. The death toll may continue to rise.

The driver is presumed to have been speeding at the time of the accident.

The accident occurred at 8:00 a.m. on April 9, 2014.

Sixteen people were hospitalized at Mwinilunga District Hospital and four to Solwezi Hospital. The total number of passengers in the Mwinilunga accident is unknown.