Relatives of the 53 people who died in a bus accident in Chibombo district yesterday have demanded an explanation into what let to the tragic incident on Great North road.
And Grief stricken relatives of the people that boarded the 04:30 hours Ndola-Lusaka Post bus have stormed Ndola Main Post office to enquire about the condition of their relatives.
And scores of Ndola residents assembled at the post office to get the latest information from the Post bus management.
Matilda Zulu a concerned resident said Ndola resident are shocked by the news of the accident involving the Post bus.
“This is shocking, most of us as Ndola residents are shocked, this is the bus that we use, its efficient and timely, this information is very sad,” she said.
And Zambia Postal Services Corporation (ZAMPOST) Public Relations Manager Frank Mumba says an official statement will be released later today.
A crowed of anxious relatives of the passengers demanding to be given the bus manifest which contains names and details of passengers on board, ZANIS reports.
But ZAMPOST Public Relations Manager Mr Mumba has said that management has not yet released the manifest because they have not yet received information as to who was and wasn’t on the bus.
“We have not yet released the manifest because we are not sure with the modalities of the passengers as some would have bought tickets for the first bus as records show and later decided to board the second bus,” he said.
ZAMPOST has therefore assured all the bereaved families and the injured that the corporation stands with them in this period of sorrow.
“The Board and Management of ZAMPOST have expressed deep sorrow at the death of 53 passengers that died this morning while traveling from Ndola to Lusaka, management stated in a press release.
The 72 seater Benz Post bus registration number ABV 4020 which had two trailers registration numbers 1793, AB 65 and 1791, AB 06 collided with a truck registration number 1792 near John Chinena area in Chibombo district.