Lungu, a lawyer who previously served as defense and justice minister, took office after beating Hichilema by less than 28,000 votes in a snap poll in January previous year called when President Michael Sata died in office. Zambia's president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote. Emanuel Phiri, 48, a taxi driver, said he believed Lungu was the popular choice of the Zambian people.
Special police, army units and firefighters were sent to the worst-hit areas as well as the nearby villages of Stajkovci, Cento, Aracinovo and Smiljkovci. The rain had stopped by Sunday morning and water levels receded and though there was more rain on Sunday evening - there were no reports of further flash flooding.
In a tragic coincidence, Aston Villa marked the anniversary of its first ever goal in the Premier League - which was scored by Atkinson on this day 24 years ago - with a trip down memory lane on its official website. "He was never a trouble-maker or anything like that and the police had never been round there before - I just can't understand why this has happened", said Rose.
The extent of the steps, and Governor Mark Carney's ruling out of negative interest rates, also suggests any further cuts on the return investors get for holding sterling will be limited. Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst CMC Markets UK, said Carney had "wielded the sledgehammer", while Scotiabank praised the policy measures as "effective", but added "that GDP growth could still disappoint".
Relatives of the victims crowded outside the National Trauma Centre in the heart of Kathmandu where the injured were taken, witnesses said. One local official told Agence France-Presse that inclement weather was preventing any swift progress during a rescue and recover mission at the site of the accident.
For a week, Trump has been laying the groundwork for contrasting his own approach to countering the Islamic State with Democrats, calling President Barack Obama the "founder" of the Islamic State and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton the co-founder.