29 November 2012

Zambia: Twenty Five Zim Accident Victims Now in the Country

TWENTY-FIVE accident victims have arrived in the country from Zimbabwe where a bus in which they were travelling overturned and killed four women.

Southern Province police chief Charity Katanga said the 25 Zambians arrived on Tuesday after being discharged from St Lukes and Mpilo hospitals in Hwange.

The passengers were on a bus from South Africa to Zambia when the accident occurred 103 kilometres from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.

They were on a Marcopolo bus, registration number ALG 8249 belonging to Mtsuni Bus Services when the accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday.

Ms Katanga said the victims went to her office on Tuesday to get medical reports and that Mtsuni Bus Services had provided transport for them to reach their respective destinations.

She said Manasseh Phiri, who was driving the bus, was still on the run.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda said the Zambian High Commission in Zimbabwe is taking care of the accident victims who were still in Bulawayo.

Mr Lubinda said he had issued instructions to the mission in Harare to assist the five victims who were in a serious condition.

The five Zambians who were reported to be in serious conditions are Christine Mwile, 27, of Chingola, Donald Mulamba, 21, of Ndola, Florence Gondwe, 32, Hanold Siven, 31, of Ndola and Beatrice Kabilo, 45, of Mazabuka.

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