Seventeen killed in Zambian bus crash - police

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 12, 2015 7:57 AM

LUSAKA (Reuters) - At least 17 people died when a bus and lorry collided west of the Zambian capital Lusaka on Saturday, police said.

The accident happened when the lorry cut in front of the bus, a police spokeswoman said.

Fatal accidents are common on Zambian roads, most caused by vehicles being overloaded or not roadworthy.

(Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Pravin Char)