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Police in Tete have confirmed twelve deaths in an accident involving a minibus in the district of Tsangano. Eleven lost their lives at the scene and the other from severe injuries in hospital later. Of the dead, only one, the driver, was Mozambican.
The minibus, carrying nineteen people, three Mozambicans and the remaining Malawians, had crossed the border of Angónia district en route for South Africa. Seven of the surviving passengers, five Malawian and two Mozambican were seriously injured.
Angónia district administrator José Alberto said that both the bodies of the Malawians and those injured sent home country.
“There are eleven bodies – ten Malawians and one Mozambican. The relatives of the Mozambican victim collected his body,” he said.
This is the second serious road accident in Tete in less than five days. Last Wednesday, a truck ran over several people, killing five in Tete city.