September 12, 2015 / 12:01 PM / 2 years ago

Seventeen killed in Zambian bus crash - police

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

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