Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni says the Chibombo accident that killed more than 50 people is a national tragedy of immense grief and sorrow.
In a statement, Sakeni ‘said government has received with shock and horror the death of over 50 people in a road traffic accident involving a Post bus, a Land Cruiser and a truck on the Great North Road in Chibombo area of Central Province this morning.’
‘On behalf of the Government and people of Zambia, I convey deep-felt condolences to the bereaved families on this tragic and untimely loss of lives
‘As a nation, we pray to God Almighty for strength and comfort as we go through this sad and painful loss,’ he said.
Sakeni said government wishes the injured a quick and full recovery.
He said Government is deeply concerned about the frequent road fatalities on the Zambian roads and will not rest in ensuring that tragedies of this nature are minimized.
‘Government, therefore, urges the Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RATSA) and other law enforcement agencies to work closely with motorists and other road users in ensuring that traffic rules and regulations are observed in order to make our roads safer,’ said Sakeni.