The Mozambican government announced yesterday two days of national mourning, starting at 00:00 on Wednesday, in memory of the 28 dead in the road accident registered on Saturday, in the center from the country. The decision was taken during the meeting of the Council of Ministers that focused on the accident and the high number of accidents on the country’s roads. “A multisectoral team from various ministries is working to reduce this level of accidents”, said the Minister of Transport and Communications, Jafar Abdulai, at the end of the meeting. In Saturday’s accident, a heavy goods vehicle and a light public transport vehicle collided on Estrada Nacional 1 in Mopeia district, Zambézia province. According to the minister, the preliminary report points to the speeding of the two vehicles as the main cause of the accident. The road accident rates in Mozambique are classified as dramatic by several organizations. On average, at least a thousand people die annually on the roads, according to data provided to Lusa by the Mozambican Association for Victims of Road Insecurity (Amviro). (Letter) Source: Carta de Moçambique

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