30 July 2013

Zambia: Six Die in Kaoma Road Horror

SIX people have died, while 17 others were injured when a Mitsubishi Rosa bus and an Isuzu light truck collided head-on along the Mongu-Lusaka Road at Namasheshe area in Kaoma.

Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba said in an interview yesterday that the accident, which happened around 15:00 hours on Monday claimed four lives on the spot, while two other victims died at the hospital.

Mr Mwamba said among the 17 people who were currently at Kaoma District Hospital, one was in a critical condition.

Acting Zambia Police public relations officer, Rae Hamoonga said the Mitsubishi Rosa registration number ABP 5302, driven by Boston Kamwendo, 20, of TBZ area in Kaoma, had 12 passengers and the Isuzu light truck registration number ABH 885 driven by William Sichilima had five people on board.

"Both drivers died on the spot, two children aged between two and seven and one adult identified as Lillian Chambekele who was mother to the two children also died," he said.

Mr Hamoonga said the bodies were taken to Kaoma District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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