Collision between truck, bus kills at least 18 in Congolese capital

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At slightest 18 group were killed Friday erstwhile nan autobus they were walking connected collided pinch a motortruck successful nan Congolese superior of Kinshasa, authorities said.

The autobus collided pinch nan motortruck arsenic it tried to make a move on a road starring to nan N’Djili International Airport, said Anaddolu Nganga, politician of Kimbaseke municipality wherever nan mishap happened.

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"All nan bodies of nan victims were taken to nan morgue of nan adjacent hospital," Nganga said. Only 2 of nan passengers survived pinch surgery arms, he said.

Freddy Dongo, nan caput of nan section roadworthy postulation agency, urged drivers to debar excessive speeding, which is believed to beryllium nan origin of nan accident.

"I besides urge nan installation of actual separators to debar accidents," said Dongo, adding that an investigation will beryllium carried retired into nan latest crash.

Road crashes on awesome roads successful Congo are common. Local authorities person promised to amended drivers and enforce postulation rules but adherence to those rules is still debased and defaulters often evade penalties.