1 dies, 14 injured in bus accident

16th 2013 - Chibombo accident 20130717_041406 LuakaVoice.com
16th July 2013 - Chibombo accident 20130717 - LuakaVoice.com

A DRIVER died on the spot, while 14 others sustained serious injuries when the bus  they boarded went off  the road after its rear tyre came off in Serenje District.
In  another  development, a  37-year-old  driver with Rural Roads  Unit (RRU), who  died  on Sunday night after he suffocated at a camp,  where the RRU is working on the Ngabwe –Kabwe  roads  has been buried.
The Serenje accident happened around 04:30 hours on Tuesday, when the driver of the CV Scania  bus  registration number ALL 8184  identified as Chrispin Mulengeshi lost control and went off the road.
Central Province Police chief Standwell Lungu explained that the driver had his leg and hand cut off, while a Tanzanian, Zachariah Mwakawaga had his left hand cut off.
Mr Lungu said another passenger of Kabwe’s Ngungu Township Laski Ponde sustained a disfigured left leg, while 12 other passengers were nursing body injuries at Serenje District  Hospital .
Mr Mwakawaga and Mr Ponde have since been  transferred to Kabwe  General Hospital  for specialised  treatment.
And  the RRU driver  Salati Chulu, who died  on Sunday at a camp along Kabwe-Ngabwe road this week was buried in Kabwe yesterday and is survived by a  wife  and three children.
Speaking at the burial, Central Province  Permanent Secretary Edwidge  Mutale described  the death of Mr Chulu as a big blow considering that he was one of the people who were  reliable, while working on the Ngabwe-Kabwe road currently under construction.


Times of Zambia