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Zambian President’s motorcade in second accident

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia’s motorcade was on Friday involved in another accident in the southern city of Livingstone, his office has confirmed.

Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda said a police rider who was the lead sweeper of the presidential convoy that was heading to the airport collided with another police vehicle that was coming from the opposite direction.

Chanda said the accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle failed to observe the rider, resulting in the collision and that the officer in the presidential convoy sustained minor injuries.

He said the presidential motorcade was however several minutes away from the accident scene.

On April 17, one officer died on the spot while three others sustained injuries when their vehicle that was part of the presidential motorcade in the northern part of the country were involved in an accident.

NAN reports that the presidential motorcade was returning to Lusaka after Lungu’s tour of Northern Province.

According to Police commissioner for central province, the accident occurred after a tyre burst which cause the vehicle to overturn several times

President Lungu was not in the motorcade as he flew from Kasama to Lusaka.