Kavalamanja-Feira Road Traffic Accident saddens govt..
Lusaka, June 3rd, 2013, ZANIS —- Acting President Hon Edgar Lungu says government has received with pain and anguish the death of nine people in the Kavalamanja-Feira Road Traffic Accident.
Mr. Lungu, who is also Home Affairs Minister, said the accident was tragic and heart breaking not only to government but the country as a whole.
The Acting President said this in a statement signed by Home Affairs Head Public Relations Officer Moses Siwali.
In. the message, Mr. Lungu said he was awfully saddened at the loss of more innocent lives in yet another road accident.
"Allow me on behalf of government and indeed on my own behalf to convey my deepest condolences to the bereaved families.
“ We pray that the Almighty God will console and give strength to the bereaved families during this excruciating period,” said the Acting President.
Mr. Lungu has wished the 18 injured victims a quick and full recovery.
He said the government was deeply concerned about the frequent road fatalities on the Zambian roads.
The Acting President has since urged Police and RTSA to work closely with motorists and other road users in ensuring that traffic rules and regulations were observed in order to make roads safer and deal with drivers abrogating traffic rules and regulations.
“We advise motorists to observe traffic rules and regulations and avoid driving whilst drunk or over-speeding so as to reduce on road carnage and loss of innocent lives and where possible, avoid driving during awkward hours,” stated Hon. Lungu.
The Acting President has since assured the bereaved families that government will come in and assist so as to lessen the burden shouldered on them.
Nine people died while 17 people sustained serious injuries yesterday when a Toyota Dyna Registration No. ALJ 9169 over-turned after the driver lost control after failing to negotiate a corner.
The accident occurred around 18:00hrs between Kavalamanja and Feira, which is 9 Km from the Great East Road.
The 17 injured people are admitted at Katondo Mission Hospital where they are receiving treatment.