SIXITEEN People have perished on the spot while one died in the University Teaching Hospital and three others face serious injuries when a Toyota Hiace minibus they were travelling in lost control after a tyre burst and hit into the truck and overturned in the early hours of today along the Great North road, between Chisamaba and Chibombo.
Sources from the scene confirmed that the accident happened between 06 and 07:00 hours this morning. “The bus is a Kabwe registered and the driver has been identified as Costa of Makululu compound in Kabwe,” said the source who could not give the fleet and registration number of the vehicle.
The minibus was travelling from Kabwe to Lusaka with 20 passengers on board but after a tyre burst the driver lost control of the vehicle which overturned and killed the sixteen on board while the status of the three others has been described as critical and they have all been evacuated to Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
The death toll is expected to rise.
Recently another 55 people died on the spot along the same road when a Postbus coach collided with a foreign truck and numerous calls were made for intensified road traffic patrols.