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Sunday, August 8, 1999 Published at 13:16 GMT 14:16 UK

World: Africa

Many killed in Zambia crash

Eighteen people have been killed in a road accident in Zambia.

State radio said the people died on the spot when a bus they were travelling on rammed into a parked truck.

Twenty-three others were seriously injured in the accident which occurred in the town of Luanshiba -- about three-hundred kilometers north of the capital Lusaka.

Most of the victims were school children on a holiday trip to the capital.

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