Ndola in mourning…36 bodies ferried for mass burial

Over 50 people are feared dead in Chibombo after a fatal road accident involving A Postal Services Bus and a truck. Here the picture of dead and injured people lying helpless

Over 50 people are feared dead in Chibombo after a fatal road accident involving A Postal Services Bus and a truck. Here the picture of dead and injured people lying helpless

Funerals are taking place in Ndola, the provincial capital of Copperbelt following a fatal accident in Chibombo involving a Postal Bus that claimed over 5o lives.

And 36 of the over 50 bodies of the Chibombo accident victims were ferried to Ndola Saturday in readiness for a mass burial on Monday, January 11, 2013.

 

Most of these people are residents of Ndola where the bus was coming from to Lusaka, the Zambian capital when it collided head on with a truck in Chibombo.

Our Copperbelt Correspondent described the situation in Ndola as sad saying the city was in mourning. It is sad, the funerals are being held in the city’s townships and the mood is solemnly as you drive around Ndola, Zambian Eye Copperbelt province Correspondent said Saturday evening.

According to the tentative programme at the provincial administration, a mass funeral procession will take place on Monday. A church service will take place at Levy Mwanawasa stadium and followed by a mass burial within Ndola.

The Postal Services, a government department that runs the bus involved in an accident is meeting the funeral costs.

Starting from Sunday 6am, President Michael Sata has declared a three days National Mourning in honor of the victims. During this period the flags will fly at half mast and all programmes of entertainment nature will be suspended.

This is one of the worst accidents experienced by the country since 90s.