According to RATSA statistics, the worst road accident was recorded at Pumula in Kabangwe in which 73 people died at once.
There was another road traffic accident later where 56 people died in the 1990’s when a UBZ bus overturned.
And RTSA has vowed to intensify patrols to avert any more road traffic accidents in the country.
Executive director Zindaba Soko said they will step up efforts to ensure that road regulations are adhered to.
“The accident that happened this morning, it is indeed a very sad day to lose so many lives. It is saddening that this was basically caused by human error because of unnecessary overtaking.
“It’s a warning to drivers on the road that we won’t tolerate reckless driving and we won’t show any mercy for people speeding on the road. Definitely, as an immediate intervention, we are stepping up our operations because we don’t want to lose many more lives just because of one simple mistake, I think that is very unacceptable,” Soko said.
However, there have been repeated road traffic accidents in Zambia involving long distance passenger buses that continue to claim lives through careless driving and vehicles that are not road worthy.