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ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT: Sakania Road Mishap Leaves 18 People Dead & 6 Injured

At least eighteen (18) people have died with six injured in a road traffic accident which happened on the Kasumbalesa/Mokambo road in Sakania territory of Haut-Katanga Province.

The incident happened on Sunday as members of the Kimbanguiste church of Lubumbashi were returning from a wedding ceremony for one of the members at Mokambo in the territory of Sakania.

The accident happened after the vehicle carrying the church members collided with an heavy goods vehicle which was speeding and had lost control.

”The driver of the heavy goods vehicle coming from Kasumbalesa towards Mokambo who was traveling at high speed would have lost control of his steering wheel, forgetting the priority on the right. This is how he will walk on the mini bus with 23 faithful Kimbanguists on board. On the spot, 18 dead and 6 survivors including four women and two children. Among the dead, two couples,” explains Tony Mutung of Kimball Church in his update.

The bodies of the victims were trapped in between the two vehicles after the collusion and were recovered with the rest of the survivors already receiving medical care at Mokambo.

Meanwhile, the administration in Sakania revealed that the driver of the goods truck is currently on the run and arrangements have since been made for the care of these victims.

The Kasumbalesa-Mokambo, Lubumbashi-Kasumbalesa roads are notorious for fatal accidents with over speeding as well as drunk and driving identified among the major causes of these unfortunate incidents.

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