Seven people have died, while 35 others have sustained injuries following a road traffic accident on the Great North Road in Mpika on Saturday, 26 February 2022. Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Head of Public Relations Officer, Fredrick Mubanga, has stated that the RTSA, the Zambia Police, the Fire Brigade and Paramedics from Chilonga Mission Hospital conducted the accident rescue operation throughout the night and morning on Sunday, 27 February 2022, to retrieve the 17 missing bodies. Meanwhile, Mubanga has stated that the agency has since given seven days ultimatum to Nicpro Trading to show cause why the Road Service Licence should not be suspended for violating the Road Traffic Act No. 11 of 2002, a condition upon which the operator’s licence was granted.
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