Young school girl drowns, several passengers survive fire accident

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Young school girl drowns, several passengers survive fire accident

Kalomo, February 27, ZANIS ——- A Seven year old school girl has drowned in a river when she was trying to cross the water body on her way home after attending classes at Kalonda basic school.

Both local residents from Kalonda area and the local police sources confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kalomo and identified the deceased as Chano Amakwa of Chief Siachitema’s area who drowned on Thursday last week.


The body of the minor has not yet been found by press time.

And over 60 Passengers on a Lusaka bound Mazyandu family Bus yesterday afternoon  escaped unhurt when the bus  they were  travelling in caught fire 15 kilometres South of Kalomo after developing a suspected electrical fault.


The Scania Marcopolo bus registration number ABX 8677 developed an electrical fault and caught fire in Tumango area of Kalomo but all the passengers and their luggage were rescued with
ease from the wreckage by passers- by.

The bus was being driven by a 50 year old Christopher Tembo of house number 49 Libala Stage two of Lusaka when it caught fire around 12.30 hours and was completely burnt to ashes.

Meanwhile, Kalomo PF District Youth Chairperson, Paul Silungwe has expressed dismay in the manner party cadres are conducting themselves during campaign periods especially in times of by- elections.

Silungwe was reacting to the violence that has manifested in the Livingstone by-elections campaigns that saw the apprehension of so far 17 UPND party officials over the suspected killing of PF Monze
District Chairman, Henry Chanda early this week.

He lamented that the political culture in the country has become that of bloodshed which he described as defeating the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation, a nation that had in the recent past years managed to enjoy the reputation of being a peace loving country.

Silungwe called on all political parties to teach their cadres that politics was not about violence and vengeance adding that by-elections should not divide the people of Zambia.

Earlier this year, Election Commission of Zambia Chairperson, Ireen Mambilima when she made a familiarisation tour of Southern province with district voter education and conflict management committees  also expressed concern at the rate violence has dominated the political circles especially among the youth and called on political parties to arrest the situation.