Angola: Accidents claims two lives over long weekend

Luanda – Two dead and four road accidents are the balance recorded by the Special Traffic Police Brigade (BET) during the blitz held over the last long weekend, on the Angolan roads, on the occasion of Easter Day.

BET’s spokesman, chief inspector JoAPound o Pereira, reported that accidents and deaths occurred on national roads number 230 (Luanda/Cuanza-Norte), 100 (Luanda/Cuanza-Sul) and on Comandante Fidel Castro in the country’s capital.

Three collisions were recorded between cars and motorbikes and a run over.

In the blitz, it was arrested five drivers for excessive consumption of alcohol with an average of 0.8, and fined 20 others for speeding.

According to him, in this blitz, it was mounted stations with radars and alcohol and speed tests along the roads, supported by helicopters and auto patrol (vehicles and motorbikes).

The blitz took place on national roads number 120 (Cuanza Norte/Cuanza-Sul), 225 (Bengo/Uige), 100 (Luanda/Cuanza-Sul / Benguela), 230 Luanda/Cuanza-Norte/Malanje and Fidel Castro avenue (Benfica/Viana/Cacuaco).

The blitz counted on the support of the staff of the Special Traffic Police Brigade, Migration and Foreigners Service, National Civil Protection and Fire Service, Military Police and the National Institute of Medical Emergencies.

Source: Angola Press News Agency