14 Chibombo accident victims buried

The 14 victims of Chibombo accident have been buried at St Mary’s cemetery in Kabwe while the other three will be buried privately by their relatives.

The mass burial took place today, May 4, 2013.

Railways stadium which hosted the church service was filled to capacity as thousands of Zambians turned up to pay their last respect.

There was wailing as the Zambian Army entered the stadium carrying 14 coffins of the deceased. The church service was presided by Army Chaplains.

The 17 perished in a fatal traffic accident on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 when they were traveling in a minibus from Kabwe to Lusaka. The minibus had a tyre burst around Chisamba, it lost control and hit into a truck before over turning several times. Only three of the twenty on board survived.