Post bus in accident, more than 50 dead

Accident victims lying on the road

Remains of the Post Bus

More than 50  people are  feared dead  after a Bus belonging to Postal services (Post Bus) collided head-on with a truck in Chibombo area around early Thursday.

Reports reaching the Watchdog indicate that about 70 people were on board the bus that was going to Lusaka from the Copperbelt.

The accident happened at John Chinena area in Chibombo and the dead and injured were been taken to Liteta hospital.

About 12 survivors were rushed to the bigger hospital in Lusaka but two died on the way.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 693
  • comment-avatar
    Wanu Ngwee 5 years

    Heartbreaking…MTSRIP

  • comment-avatar
    Sabanya Sabanya 5 years

    What exactly does this law imply? “Though the charges Abraham face are criminal, the law calls for fines to be paid. Only if a person doesn’t pay the fine can he or she be sent to prison.”

    How much of a fine will this man pay to compensate the damage, pain and loss he has caused to the families? Will the fine be able to pay for all the damages and take care of the future of the families who have been left alone suddenly? How does a family cope with the death of 5 at once? How do children, wives and husbands cope with this kind of a sudden demise of their loved ones?

  • comment-avatar

    Indeed fools pointing fucking fingers wil never help u sons of the evil ones.How dere pointing fingers,u mean u can’t say something else apart frm pointing fingers.Let respect ourselfs on such a sad moment.Imiponto panse bafikala ngawali kateka iwe finshi wingachita mulalanda pafyo tamwaiba na yesu wine abamushitishe bantu alinabo nokulya nabo so u’re all yudah escarliots

  • comment-avatar
    dwm 5 years

    May all the victims have their souls rest in peace. May the berieved families find solace in their grief. May the Zambian people & government find the wisdom to make this tragedy, and 1200 lost lives on Zambia’s roads & highways, the catalyst for the people to demand, and the government to begin a nationwide road safety/contruction program for the benefit of the Zambian nation & people. Have driven the Great North Road many times, a divided four-lane highway with paved shoulders will save countless lives and benefit Zambia far beyond any financial cost. The Zambian government is urged to place aside any political differences or attempts to gain political advantage, but to come together to make sure the victims on the nation’s highways have not, and will not have their loss been in vain.

  • comment-avatar

    Truly the guy lying about his Pajero should check his facts, last time I checked Post Bus wasn’t reaching as far as Kitwe. So not too sure which bus you talking about… Don’t try n act smart, it’s so sad we have to lose so many lives. May their souls rest in peace.

  • comment-avatar

    Just a few days ago on 2/02/13 a power tools bus travelling from Nakonde to Lusaka collided with a armaguard toyota hilux while avoidng a pot hole killing two innocent men in uniform from ZP before landing in the bush lack no fatality was reported in this bus.
    For me the state of our roads in certain areas of the country is contributing to the rise in fatal accidents while the chibombo case in completely lack of care and responsibilty on the part of the old man.
    please fellow Zambians lets act responsibily in what ever we do for God will judge each and every action we do.

    RIP brothers and sisters,fathers and mothers God is in control and is a God of Love.

  • comment-avatar
    Bantustan By God's Design - EQTB 5 years

    Condemning motorists and other road users will not reverse the tragic accident that occurred in chibombo and it will not console those that lost their beloved ones.

    We are all greatly and exceedingly affected by that accident in one way or another by virtue of us being Zambians.
    Any one life lost is way too many and to lose 59 lives at once is very regrettable and grievous.

    I am somehow concerned and worried that government does not see this as a National Disaster and the reactive approach in handling the whole mishap leaves too many unanswered questions.

    Our current government and other governments to come must learn to be proactive and put in place preventive measures that will help motorists and other road users avoid such road mishaps.

    President Sata’s reactive directives to RTSA and Zambia traffic police clearly shows that the two law enforcement wings are being ordered to act as face-savers to the irresponsibility of the powers that be.

    This time around I hope whatever finding police and RTSA will come up with regarding this accident will be published by government unlike the Gabon other other disaster reports that will never be published.

    My condolences to the berieved families.

  • comment-avatar
    NCHIMUNYA 5 years

    MAY GOD BE PRAISED FOR THIS ACCIDENT

    • comment-avatar
      Sabanya Sabanya 5 years

      Praised? How do yoou mean “May God be praised for this Accident?” what have you received or benefited from it?

  • comment-avatar
    Mbangs 5 years

    This accident was purely as a result of the Guy who was overtaking on a continuous white line and at a curve.. with the landcruiser let them tell us his name . you cant allow one irresponsible driver to cause the death of so many people and get a slap on a wrist from our courts of law.

    he should be hanged period

  • comment-avatar

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to da bereavd famlies

  • comment-avatar
    Scion 5 years

    We need prayers! This is the work of the devil. Lets help the families of these victims.

  • comment-avatar
    leaster nyoni 5 years

    it doesn’t really take an unreliable vehicle to cause an accident.other road users may not be as cautious as you are. blaming any one will not solve a thing. lets put our minds together and pray for the families in these trying times.M.S.R.P

  • comment-avatar
    mwananfumu 5 years

    The government needs to do more to stop these accidents.

    May their souls rest in peace

  • comment-avatar
    Always Young 5 years

    I Pray to God Almighty in Jesus’ Mighty Name to comfort all the deceased’s relatives.May all their souls R.I.P. Amen!

  • comment-avatar

    it’s sad indeed. stop the blame(its useless to flog a dead horse)instead let’s compel government to widen roads and cut unneccessary bye elections..let’s put money to good use.

  • comment-avatar
    Mzee Hekima 5 years

    Every driver must ponder and reflect.

  • comment-avatar
    chilufya chepela 5 years

    this is sad, i saw the bus the speed at which it was travelling, i was driving a pajero along Ndola-Kitwe road at about 21: 20hrs, and it almost hit me from behind as i was also going the same direction. My car could not match the speed of the bus, i asked myself as to why the Driver was speeding like that. awe cabipa mwandi abantu bakwa LESA abakaele.

    • comment-avatar

      you dont know what you are talking about. you were in the kitwe ndola road and the accident was in chibombo area in the early hrs of yesterday. mwilakwata ubufi. before you comment find out proper details about what has happened

    • comment-avatar

      My Brother be rational, and learn to think.

    • comment-avatar

      Chilufya I think you lying, I stand to be corrected but last time I checked. Which is late last year, Post bus only went as far as Ndola, so you saying the same bus almost hit you on the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriage way… Uhmmmm Sir, check your facts!

  • comment-avatar
    FRANCIS KOBAMA SAWOMBA 5 years

    1The tragedy is beyond human understanding.but my prayer is that God almight interpret it the way that will be acceptable and make the families to the deseased cling to Him as the Almight.We love you and totally mourn with you.John 14:16 God has sent the conforter that will abibe with you forever, May God be with you now and forever.

  • comment-avatar
    harry M . Chambeshi 5 years

    so sad,life is such.We’re born and tomorrow will die.May God bless the dead and the affected Families.