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34 Passengers escape fire on the bus

Thirty Four people have escaped unhurt in Nyimba District after a Marcopolo Bus they were travelling in caught fire.

Police in the District say the accident happened today around 14:00 hours near Unyanya area on the Great East road, 95 kilometers West of Nyimba Boma.

Police Assistant Public Relations Officer GODFREY CHILABI says the accident involved a a passenger Marcopolo Bus registration number AJE 3160 a property of Jonda Bus Tours that was carrying 34 passengers on board.

Mr. CHILABI says the Bus was driven by LOTTIE MWALE, 35, who was driving from Chipata to Lusaka.

He says preliminary investigations indicate that the incident happened when the airbag of the Bus burst and eventually caught fire.


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