Two Chibombo Post bus accident victims discharged

Chibombo Accident - Pix source
Chibombo Accident - Pix source

Two survivors of the Chibombo Post bus accident who were admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have been discharged.


UTH Public Relations Officer Pauline Mbangweta confirmed the development in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.


Ms Mbangweta said the condition of the ten other survivors is stable and that they were out of danger.


More than 50 people died in what is said to be one of the worst road traffic accidents the country has ever experienced.


The accident involved the Post bus which collided head on with a truck near John Chinena’s area in Chibombo district of Central Province.


The bus was coming from Ndola on the Copperbelt enroute to Lusaka.


Meanwhile, Bible Gospel Church in Africa (BIGOCA) Overseer Peter Ndhlovu who also lost a sister in the same accident said it is unfortunate that so many people lost their lives in the accident.


Bishop Ndhlovu urged the Road and Safety Agency (RTSA) to deploy officers on various roads in the country to effectively monitor the speed at which vehicles move to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.


The BIGOCA Overseer was speaking in a separate interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.


He also implored officers who man weigh bridges to ensure vehicles are not overloaded as overloading has been cited as one of the causes of road carnages.


Bishop Ndhlovu noted that despite weigh bridges been manned, trucks that are overloaded are usually allowed to pass saying this normally poses a danger to other road users.


The BIGOCA Overseer also joined other people who called on President Michael Sata to declare a national mourning period for the victims of the accident to which the president has since responded in affirmative.


Bishop Ndhlovu also called on the church in the country to declare a day of national repentance in view of the recent evil acts that have occurred in the country that include the recent killings of Taxi drivers, ritual murders, defilements and accidents.


And former president of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) Rev Moses Mwale told ZANIS in another interview that there was need for RTSA to put in place aggressive measures to curb increasing cases of road carnages in the country.