Not more than 18 people are dead in a collision involving a minibus and two lorries in the centra Benguela region of Angola on Wednesday.

The accident happened in the Chongoroi-Katengue district south of the capital Luanda overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, local police spokesman Pinto Caimbambo

The two lorries were involved in a first accident and when people gathered on the road to see the damage, the second accident involving the minibus happened, he added.