Several feared dead as truck ferrying PF supporters to Lungu’s rally overturns in Mwense


Several people are feared dead as a truck ferrying them from Mansa to attend President Edgar Lungu’s campaign rally overturned in Mwense.

Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi told a News Diggers correspondent in Bahati, Saturday afternoon, the accident happened at Mwense round about, but said he was not certain about the fatalities yet.

“Yes there was an accident at Mwense round about involving a canter carrying some people. But I have no details yet of any fatalities,” Chushi said.

In a video sent to News Diggers, accident victims, some with severe injuries and broken limbs are seen running around the scene while others are unconscious.

Residents are also seen trying to offer first aid while some women are heard wailing.

At the time of writing, President Lungu was addressing a campaign rally in Bahati ahead of the April 11 by-election when residents will be voting for a replacement of the area member of parliament Harry Kalaba who resigned.

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