Sixteen people died on the spot while four others have seriously been injured when a Toyota Hiace minibus they were travelling in lost control after a tyre burst and overturned in the early hours of today along the Great North road, between Chisamaba and Chibombo.
Sources from the scene confirmed to the Zambian Watchdog that the accident happened between 06 and 07:00 hours this morning. “The bus is a Kabwe registered and the driver has been identified as Costa of Makululu compound in Kabwe,” said the source who could not give the fleet and registration number of the vehicle.
The minibus was travelling from Kabwe to Lusaka with 20 passengers on board but after a tyre burst the driver lost control of the vehicle which overturned and killed the sixteen on board while the status of the four others has been described as critical and they have all been evacuated to Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
The death toll is expected to rise.
Recently another 55 people died on the spot along the same road when a Postbus coach collided with a foreign truck and numerous calls were made for intensified road traffic patrols.
The nation has been experiencing a spate of suspicious fatal road accidents and deaths from the time the PF took power fuelling suspicions PF senior leaders are involved in Satanism and sacrificing Zambians.