16 perish in an accident in Chibombo

At the accident scene

At the accident scene

Sixteen people have perished in a fatal road traffic accident in Chibombo while four have been severely injured and are battling for their lives in Kabwe General Hospital.

The accident happened on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 around 6:30 am local time when a hiace mini bus with 20 people on board traveling from Kabwe to Lusaka collided with a truck after a tyre burst. An eye witness told Zambian Eye that the mini bus was over speeding.

The witness explained that the minibus over turned after a tyre burst and went to hit into a truck that was coming from the opposite direction.

Police authorities have confirmed the development. Spokesperson Elizaberth Kanjera has since appealed Accident - Chibombo 1to those who had relatives in the minibus to turn up and help identify the body.

This comes barely three months after 54 died in another fatal accident involving a Postal Services Bus and a truck in the same area.