Eight houses collapsed while six people died on spot in separate incidents following a hail storm that hit parts of the capital city on Friday afternoon, Lusaka District Commissioner Davies Mulenga has confirmed.
And President Edgar Lungu yesterday visited the funeral houses of the people who died on Friday.
Some of the houses which collapsed were in Chilenje Township, John Laing and Chibolya Compounds.
When President Lungu visited the families of the bereaved, he advised them to remain strong and pray to God as the tragedy which happened was unquestionable.
He further assured the bereaved families that Government would foot the funeral expenses.
President Lungu also said he was not impressed with the building inspectorate of the Lusaka City Council .
Mr. Lungu has wondered what had happened to the practice of issuing certificates to building plans at every stage of construction.
This was after discovering that the brick wall that collapsed and claimed lives during heavy storms do not meet required standards.
And the father of the two children who died on the spot told Journalists that he was very saddened with the death of his children.
Mr Alan Kazemeka said it was unbelievable and shocking that he lost two children at the same time.
He named the deceased as Helen Kazemeka 8, Florence Kazemeka 12 and Dianess Kazemeka 6 who sustained serious injuries.
Mr Kazemeka who is unemployed said he depended on his two children as they were the ones who were running the family’s small business were the family were getting its income from.
He added that the two girls had the daily duty of going to the road side to sell biscuits, sweets and other stuff just to put a meal on the table.
And Mr Mulenga who is also the Chairperson for the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) in Lusaka said in an interview that a 14 year old boy of Chilenje Township died while two others were injured in similar circumstances in which a parameter walls collapsed on them.
ZAMBIA DAILY NATION
My condolences to the people of Zambia.
Too bad, may God be with them all the families
A big loss fo Zambia. May their souls RIP.
Let us first respect and bury the dead first, and blame ourselves later.
My condolences to the families
Too bad for the souls rip
May their souls rest in peace
Condolences to the lost families
bad reporting coupled with poor sentence construction. condolences!
letUS improve our constriction Techniques
The difference of Ku na Kwa. The loss of human life is tragic. The rain pattern this term is quite severe. In Mongu, loss of life has also occurred, but perhaps the saddest was the lives of 50 cattle that died in a flash after a powerful lightening. We need to learn from tragedy so that we don’t suffer the same fate also. Strong, earthed structures are less likely to be affected. Using cellphones during lightening can also be fatal.
50 cattle at a go. dont tell me . witchcraft or natural calamity ?
Mystery. And the carcasses (meat) ends up in the butchery and is bought by many people.
The problem in our country is accommodation, it’s very expensive that people opt to erect simple structures in order to shelter themselves which in turn is resulting in the loss of lives of our beloved brothers and sisters. Please keen interest must be given prominence in land sales and acquisition. Life is unbearable in Zambia today in terms of accommodation and survival in general.
It’s unfortunate the big man Sata is gone.
May they rip
May deya bodies return 2 de ground safely and souls back 2 de owner
It’s so sad mwe Bantu.these are the last days lndeed for sure GOD is not happy with what is happening in this word.my the souls rest in external peace.
May God deliver Zambia….
May there souls rest in peace in Jesus’name
Lives were lost and homes destroyed. This very sad indeed. My prayers are with our Brothers and Sisters in Zambia during this difficult time. May our LORD Jesus comfort you and help you to rebuild your lives.Grace and peace.
In de world we live there iz no one who can care 4 u its only God.
Then why does god allow people to die like that?
for #sure#” we re in the lastdayz #God z not hapy with wht z hapening in th world.
love my country people have died and some comments are about building structures,would u react the same way had you lost your family
I feel its good to advice all of us still alive, We may learn something from it….let’s save lives as much as it may sound bad we need not sit and say nothing solutions are vital. May the souls of all those that have died rip.
Mtsrip.in Jesus mighty name. .
may there souls rest in peace
its high time zambians started building houses and not those substanderd structures, in near future the weather wil b extreme and u wont b surprised to wakeup one day and find the city has been wiped out by heavy storm, lets take time and build gud planned structures using right materials
the person who created this page he’s not normal how do u excises your journalism on such case and all of u who r commenting shit may dearth b on your family for*****ck
Too bad may there souls RIP
mtsrip,its sch a sad thing
someone told me this was punishment from god. I answered this was punishment for taking building shortcuts!
This z bad, M.T.S’s.R.I.P
When building a wall fence ensure that you use brick force wire to make it strong and the walls should not be one continuous line but broken at regular intervals to allow for expansion and contraction…
may there souls rest in peace grace phiri my frend u ae gone I will owez remember u
Sorry dear fr the loss of yo friend. M.H.S.R.I.P.
sorry dear ,may her soul rest n peace
amen she was suposed to have her wedding this cuming saturday
Too bad mhsrip
May God Protect Th Remaining Family
Lives have been lost and you are going to start your story with eight houses collapsing? What school of journalism are you from?
2 bad 4 them.
And also find them good shelters
May there souls rest in peace.