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One person died and two were injured in a car accident on National Road Number 4 in Matola this morning, while four more died as a result of another road accident on Monday night.
Police blame the irresponsible intersection behaviour of one of the two vehicles involved in the crash for today’s incident.
In addition, four persons lost their lives at around 10:00 p.m. on Monday, when a Maputo Municipal Road Transport Company (EMTPM) bus which had just crossed the bridge over the Maputo River between Matola and Boane on National Road Number Two (EN2) ran head-on into a light vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.
Police point to speeding and non-compliance with elementary traffic rules as the cause of the accident.
Amândio General, a traffic police officer assigned to PRM provincial command, explained to ‘O País’ what happened. “The light vehicle coming from Boane was trying to drive around a hole in the road, and this, associated with the excessive speed in both vehicles, caused the accident. The driver did not have time to circumvent the obstacle, and collided with the other vehicle.”
Matola Provincial Hospital emergency services confirmed the Monday deaths. Clinical Director Tânia Paúnde said three of the victims died at the scene of the accident, and the other victim died after being admitted to hospital.
Maputo Municipal Public Transport Company says it regrets the accident, but that there remains a possibility that the bus, only purchased in 2018, will be able to re-enter service.Source: O País
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