55 confirmed dead in Chibombo accident.

The Chibombo accident scene

The Chibombo accident scene

The death toll in the Chibombo accident involving the Post Bus and the heavy duty Truck has risen to 55.

Police Public Relations Officer Elizabeth Kanjela has confirmed that more bodies are still trapped under the wreckage and rescue workers are still working to remove them from under the truck.

Kanjela says the 55 dead bodies have been taken to liteta Hospital Mortuary while 22 survivors have been rushed to liteta Hospital in Chibombo.

The accident happened at around 07; 00hours today February 7 2013 when the post bus and a Land Cruiser which were coming from Ndola collided with a heavy duty truck that was coming from Lusaka.

The accident took place  in central Province’s  Chibombo District near a place called John Chinena.