50 injured in Chibombo road accident

Power tools bus

FIFTY passengers including the driver of the Lusaka-bound Power Tools bus yesterday sustained injuries after it over-turned along the Great North Road in Chibombo district due to excessive speeding.

Zambia Police spokesperson Charity Chanda said the bus was coming from Kitwe with 60 passengers on board.

“The injured that include the driver were taken to Liteta Mission Hospital while others who sustained serious injuries have been transferred to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). The accident happened at midnight,” she said.

Ms Chanda appealed to members of the public who suspect that their relatives might have boarded on the Power Tools bus from Kitwe to Lusaka to check on them at the two hospitals.

In 2013 over 50 people died in Chibombo district, Central Province, after a Post Bus from the Copperbelt collided with a truck which was coming from Lusaka.

Close to 70 people were on the Post Bus that collided with the Congolese truck.

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