Fifty-three people have been injured, six seriously, after a bus they were traveling in overturned in Chongwe district, east of Lusaka, the country’s capital, police said on Monday.

The Malawi-bound bus, which was carrying 62 passengers, overturned when the driver lost control due to speeding, according to police spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo.

She said the accident happened in the early hours of Monday in Chongwe district, 46 km east of Lusaka.

The 53 passengers with slight injuries have been treated at a local hospital in Chongwe while the seriously injured have been rushed to the University Teaching Hospital in the capital, she added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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