At Least 14 Dead In DR Congo Road Crash
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Mon 17th February 2020 | 02:10 AM
Kinshasa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Feb, 2020 ) :At least 14 people died and some two dozen more were hurt Sunday when a lorry ploughed into vehicles and pedestrians in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa, police said.
Congolese often accuse the authorities of responding inadequately to such incidents.
Interior Minister Gilbert Kankonde, who joined Longodo at the scene, said the government would seek to take "preventive measures" to crack down on speeding along a busy sloping stretch of road near the university.
Witness Joseph Enenge told UN-run Okapi radio he estimated the death toll at around 30 while another witness, Yasmine Lutonadio, told AFP that "there were so many dead, I just can't take it in." Enenge and Lutonadio said the lorry had hit around eight vehicles.