Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zindaba Soko has expressed sadness at the death of nine people who perished on the spot in Kapiri Mposhi in a road accident yesterday.
The accident occurred after a Marcopolo bus collided with a Toyota Hiace minibus killing nine and leaving seven people with injuries.
Mr. Soko said it was sad that many people die just because of a single individual not taking proper consideration of rules and practices on the road
He was speaking in Lusaka today.
He stated that RTSA had embraced a zero tolerance stance to road unworthiness and would not relent to enforce adherence to proper driving rules.
He appealed to motorists, bus operators and the general public to be cautious as they travel to protect their lives.
Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela yesterday confirmed the accident which happened around 15:00 when the driver of the Hiace minibus tried to overtake a Rosa Mini-bus but encountered a head-on collision with the oncoming Marcopolo bus.
Ms. Kanjela revealed that Police and Kapiri Mposhi Hospital personnel rushed to the scene to attend to the injured and took them to the hospital together with the dead.
The seven that were injured have been admitted to Kapiri Mposhi district hospital for treatment.
The minibus, whose registration number is ACM 2334, was travelling from Kapiri Mposhi to Ndola while the Marcopolo Scania bus, registration number ABG 7403 was heading to Kapiri Mposhi from Ndola.