Its Tragic – 59 die in Chibombo accident

GOD is faithful because I was asleep in the bus but found myself in a maize field surrounded with a lot of dead bodies, says Gina Momba, who survived yesterdays’ tragic road accident in Chibombo.

And President Michael Sata says it is regrettable that the country has continued to lose valuable citizens through fatal road accidents.

A total of 59 people yesterday died in the accident in Chibombo district when a Lusaka bound 70 seater-Post Bus from Ndola collided head-on with a Hermis Transport Truck that was carrying South African branded ‘blue bird’ mealie-meal bags destined for the DR Congo.

At least 57 passengers on the bus from Ndola to Lusaka died while the other two were from the truck which lost control and hit into the bus.

Police picked 51 bodies on the accident scene, while seven who were critically injured were rushed to Liteta hospital.

Unfortunately, according to Central Province deputy police chief Andrew Mbewe, six died on the way to the hospital.