15 accident victims to be buried tomorrow in Kitwe

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THIRTEEN people died in a road traffic accident involving a Rosa minibus and a truck along the Kitwe-Ndola dual carriageway March 11, 2014..
THIRTEEN people died in a road traffic accident involving a Rosa minibus and a truck along the Kitwe-Ndola dual carriageway March 11, 2014..

President Michael Sata has conveyed a message of condolences to the grieved families.

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And Government has provided coffins, food staff and other logistics towards the funerals and burial for the accidents victims.

And Victims of the Kitwe Accident which claimed 15 lives will tomorrow be buried at a mass grave at Chingola Road Cemetery.

In a message delivered to the families by Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge, Mr. Sata says he is saddened by the loss of such a large number of lives a single accident.

The president said there was need to take drastic measures to reduce the number of road traffic accident.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Musenge delivered the Republican President’s message when he visited the funeral houses for the victims in Kitwe, today.

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The provincial minister also visited the 8 accident survivors who are admitted at Kitwe central hospital where he was told that all the 8 were in a stable condition.

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Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Stanford Msichili and Kitwe District Commissioner Elias Kamanga among other government and PF officials accompanied the minister.

Fifteen ( 15 ) people perished in Kitwe on Tuesday this week after a Toyota Rosa Minibus collided with a truck around Kamfinsa area on the Kitwe –Ndola dual carriage way.

And Kitwe Central Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr John Mwewa says one deceased accident victim has not yet been identified.

And Mr. Musenge said government will urgently convene a meeting with the Road Development Agency (RDA) and the Contractor working on the Kitwe- Ndola duo Carriage way to ensure that the road rehabilitation works are hastened.

He said the road diversions on some stretches due to the road works were contributing to the high number of accidents that have occurred on the road since the commencement of the rehabilitation works.

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