Police recovers 61,000 US dollars from bus accident
Chinsali, March 1, ZANIS —–The Zambia Police Service in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province have recovered a total of 61,000 United States dollars from the scene of the fatal Tanzanian Taqwa bus which claimed three lives.
Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Remmy Kajoba has confirmed the development in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today.
Mr Kajoba said 21,000 United States Dollars was recovered from the accident scene while the remainder was recovered from the survivor who claimed that he took it from the deceased body of the bus conductor and wanted to take it back to the owners of the bus.
Mr Kajoba said the money was handed over to the Taqwa Bus Services Managers from Mbeya in Tanzania who came to claim the bodies of their workers and one passenger.
He said that the money was handed over to the company owners in the presence of one of the survivors who also confirmed that this was the money they had on the bus.
Other survivors currently admitted at Chinsali district hospital said they have not lost anything from the accident scene apart from one female passenger who is still unconscious.
The Taqwa Bus Services Managers have also taken all the goods, mainly boxes of body lotions which were on the bus.
Three people yesterday died on the spot at Chikumba village in Shiwang’andu district in Muchinga Province while five others suffered multiple body injuries after a Taqwa bus registration number T298 BLZ which was coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which they were travelling on hit into a trailer of a truck and lost control.