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5 Die In Fatal Chingola Bus Accident

Five people have died while 25 others are nursing serious injuries following a fatal road traffic accident on the Kitwe-Chingola road near Musenga area.

Copperbelt Police Chief Charity Katanga has confirmed the accident that happened yesterday (Sunday) around 18:00 hours.

Katanga stated that the incident happened when a Rosa Bus Registration Number ACK 9525, which was being driven by James Simpamba, 39, misjudged clearance distant and in the process hit into the stationary Volvo truck registration number ACM 5453, ALZ 5134T and later into a Toyota Corolla registration number BCC 4458, which was being driven by Oscar Mambwe, 38, of Kasompe new plots in Chingola.

“In the process, Bupe Chikwanda, 25, of Nchanga North, who sustained a deep cut on the forehead, died on the spot; Regina Bwale, 23, of Nchanga North, sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot, a male yet to be identified sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot and Haggai Nkandu, 35, who sustained a cut on the forehead, died whilst being attended to at Nchanga South Hospital in Chingola,” she stated.

Katanga  stated that the fifth person identified as Vincent Matunda of Nchanga North died this morning in Nchanga North Hospital.

She added  that all the deceased were from the Rosa Bus.

“The driver of the truck was not found as the motor vehicle was found abandoned. Bodies of the deceased have been deposited in the hospital mortuary while among the injured, some have been admitted and others have been discharged,” stated Katanga.

 

12 Comments

  1. professor Clerk

    sad development

    • Km

      Too bad to the children of God.

    • BORNFACE ZULU

      Very sad to these catholic youths, they sang very well during the mass at our Kawama Parish Kitwe.

    • Mike peter kaunda

      May the souls of our beloved ones rest in peace

  2. Ian

    may there souls rest in peace and my condolences to the families

  3. Kabs

    Sad development.May there souls rest in peace.Only God knows.

  4. muntungwa

    Very sad indeed. MTSRIP.

  5. Filungula Namenshi

    The truck had been there for over a week, while the traffic officers always mount speed trap road broke within the same area.
    So sad to the loss of innocent lives.

  6. John Phiri

    Naye bus driver sanaione bwanji track pa road? Elo around 18:00 hrs? He is the one who caused the death of our brothers and sisters. We are mourning our colleagues.

  7. Clement Chama

    Too bad to our beloved ones.

  8. Nseele

    Too bad, souls of our brothers nd sisters has lost!!! So sorry to the families, friends nd church where they belong to. Mourn in peace.

  9. UMM

    IF THE TRUCK WAS ON THE ROAD FOR A WEEK AND SOMEONE SAW & KNEW IT, WHY DID HE NOT REPORT TO RTSA/TRAFFIC?

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