Wednesday, 24 May 2017

17 People Dead, 48 Injured in Tragic Kapena Bus Accident in Luangwa, Zambia

A Horrible Bus accident that occurred last night near Luangwa Town in Zambia has killed 17 People and injured 48 others, Lusaka Police has said

The bus, belonging to Kapena Bus Services was said to have been traveling from Lusaka to Chipata yesterday when it lost control and fell off a cliff into a ditch.

According to a statement released by Zambia Police Public Relations Officer, Esther Mwaata Katongo, the dead bodies have been evacuated while the injured ones are being treated.

The statement reads;

"17 people have died on the spot while 48 others sustained injuries and are admitted to Mumpashya and Katondwe Mission Hospitals respectively in an accident which happened on Great East Road.

"The accident happened between Luangwa Market and Luangwa Bridge at about 21 08 hours after the driver of the Scania bus registration number ABP 6303 belonging to Kapena Transport which was Eastern bound failed to negotiate a curve making the bus to overturn.

"Among the dead are three juveniles, six male adults, and eight female adults. The driver of the bus is among the 48 injured.

"The bodies are being transported to the two above mentioned hospital mortuaries.

"We appeal to members of the public who could have relatives on the bus to travel to Luangwa to help in identifying the bodies of the deceased."

Credit: Mwebantu

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