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Over 53 People Die In Post Bus Accident

post busAt least over 50 people have died in a road traffic accident that occurred this morning on the Great North Road.

The accident happened around 07 hours in Chibombo district after a 70 sitter Post bus heading to Lusaka from Ndola collided with a truck.The truck first hit into a Land cruiser losing control in the process before colliding with the bus.

Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela confirmed the development to QFM News in a telephone interview.

By broadcast time, Ms. Kanjela could however not give out further details about the exact number of people confirmed dead as some bodies were still trapped in the wreckage of the bus.

And a source told QFM news that only 10 people have survived the accident while rescue efforts to retrieve the trapped bodies are underway.

The bodies of the deceased have been taken to Liteta hospital mortuary, while the ten survivors of the accident are being treated for injuries at the same hospital.

This could be one of the worst road traffic accidents the country has recorded in recent years.

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42 Responses to Over 53 People Die In Post Bus Accident

  1. mutwe Reply

    February 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN BA TUMFWEKO. IS IT ANOTHER POSTBUS, OR IT THE SAME ONE THAT HAPPENED ALMOST YESTERDAY?

  2. TimZ Reply

    February 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    very sad news indeed. May God strengthern all da believed families & MTSRIP.

  3. Munyelo Pwete! Reply

    February 7, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    The problem is with ba fikala ama truck drivers. The idiets are so careless on the roads and they do not give due deligence to other road users!
    Lesa mukulu kosheni indupwa shabanensu abalufya their loved ones! Elo chikala driver wa truck nao nganafwa, well and good, alefwaika ukumocha sana! Abe tole ukufita mukongo wakwe! Nimfulwa sana abantu bafulisha abafwa!

  4. Martha Ng'ona Reply

    February 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    This is truly painful and extremely sad. I am affected as well and my heart goes out to all the other families that have lost a loved one, may God himself comfort you. One question still remains, couldn’t the land Cruiser driver hang back till the coast was clear? In his haste, he lost his life and took with him 52 others, let’s pick a leaf from this as motorists. He ended up heading to his final resting place and arriving at a destination he was not ready for. So sad.

  5. mutwe Reply

    February 7, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    SHOCKING!!! CHONGO CHILUBA HAS ALSO DIED IN THE SAME MISHAP…RIP ONE OF THE FORMER STATE TEMPORAL OCCUPANTS. WAS HE WITH BODY GUARDS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT?

    • Air Mukwai_ Reply

      February 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      Bring more updates …..

    • Pulu Reply

      February 8, 2013 at 8:15 am

      why should she have body guards mwembantu. ubufufi.

  6. mutwe Reply

    February 7, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I ALSO SEND CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE TRUCK DRIVER WHO ARE MY NEIGHBOURS IN MUFULIRA’S FRANCIS MUKUKA. HE DIED TOGETHER WITH HIS SON AND NEPHEW…3 AT ONCE FROM 1 FAMILY IS NOT EASY TO SHOULDER

  7. KR - New Money Same Value Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Whatever the case,all who died in the accident had a date with Death. May their souls rest in peace.
    But why do major accidents occur when we are about to hold an election? Check your records of major accidents!

    • Believer Reply

      February 8, 2013 at 4:40 am

      This is an interesting observation. It speaks volumes spiritually. Someone is sacrificing to win elections. Lesson learnt: Pray for the protection of innocent lives and command all those using demonic powers to rise to power to be uprooted by the fire of God in Jesus’ name.

  8. Zambian Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 12:49 am

    What we need in Zambia is to make all highways dual carriageways. Accidents will be mininised. Unfortunately there are other problems such as drunk driving, issuing drivrers licenses to people who have not undergone driving training and testing, allowing vehicles that are not roadworthy to be moving freely on the roads, and trafffic rule violations are rife and in most cases, go unpunished. The government is careless and irresponsible, and the road agency is toothless. In short, there’s no system in Zambia. As long as we do not deal with these issues, we will continue dying in numbers, which is a shame. I long for a time when Zambia is going to have responsible, caring,and selfless leaders who can turn things round and make Zambia a better and safe place for all. This is bad; it hurts! Zambia, why? As a country, we have money to build better and bigger roads. What are our priorities in Zambia, corruption, politiking, building stadia in Mongu?

    • Zambian too Reply

      February 8, 2013 at 10:26 am

      You are right. What are the government’s priorities? Time and time people have advised government to construct dual carriageways especially for the Kabwe Lusaka road but alas none of the governments past and present have headed the call regardless of the numerous accidents. Instructing RATSA to be more vigilant does not hold water. Government should look at all the angles and not only at RATSA and the traffic police. May the good Lord comfort all affected families and friends. Its a tragic loss

  9. baggio nduwa Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 12:59 am

    very sad news my condollances and may their soul rest in peace

  10. kakolwe Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 4:14 am

    @Zambia, tell that to HH who vows to expel any mp that supports Sata’s road vision.
    My condolenses to the whole nation at this loss. Rember, accidents are caused, they just don’t happen!

  11. kakolwe Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 4:17 am

    @Zambia, tell that to childish eaders who vow to expel anyone supporting kateka’s road vision.
    My condolenses to the whole nation at this loss. Rember, accidents are caused, they just don’t happen!

  12. Village Chicken Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Sad news and MTSRIP. John Chinena is one of the deadly black spots on that highway.

  13. CALLED WISE Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 6:55 am

    @ Zambian, I SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS N WELL OBSERVED.
    MGRTS’May God Rest Their Souls.
    MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ALL AFFECTED.
    1 SAMUEL 2:6-10

  14. Wemfula Isa Isa Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Dual carriage way is more urgent than state-of-the-art stadia. Some of the dead are traders at Masala Market who usually buy merchandise in Lusaka and return same day. Very sad.

  15. chiingu Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Sad indeed!the accident could have been avoided by merely adhereing to simple traffic rules.
    RTSA serve as the nonsense.Why should they intensify road patrols only when so Many lives are lost.This problem wehave it in Zambia where action is only taken when lives are lost.Sata doesnt like that.Heads must roll at RTSA.
    MTSRIP

  16. Kalonji Peter Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Very sad news.ba government were ar u ? U want the citizens of zambia 2 be beging u jst 4 a dual careg way u could have done 4 a very long tym ago! Pliz ba government help us twapapatasana.R.I.P

  17. lolex phiri Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Heart felt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones. Sad day for Zambia.

  18. Hamusonde Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

    My condolences to the families. Let the government declare a nation mourning. If a plunderer can be given a national mourning, what of a large the innocent soles? Let the church come together & pray for our brothers & sisters even the nation at large.

  19. Simuteka Libingi Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 8:45 am

    It’s a very sad story indeed. May the almighty God be with the families that have lost their loved ones. Too bad indeed.

  20. onamission Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 8:57 am

    the landcruiser driver didnt die and his car is merely scratched and is in perfect moving order.

  21. chilu Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Please RATSA, ensure that all public buses have seat belts fitted. no seat belt no operation, period.
    This should be a condition to grant the permit to operate.And let the traffic police at each check get on the bus and check and ensure that all passengers have fastened their seat belts. If this can be adhere to on the Planes why not on the houses.

    E CHILU

  22. memory Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Zambia we need to pray seriously its too much, may God comfort the families

  23. D.WHITE Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

    some accidents it’s not by nurture but by evil practice we indulge our self in.may GOD forgive them for there it is not there plane to die before the will of GOD.MTSRIP.

  24. milton Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

    First my sincere condolences to all affected by this tragedy, we are all mourning as a country, what’s worse is we have opposition party people against the improvements of roads its a tragedy in itself, a human with a function brain will agree that road improvements in this country is alarmingly over due and it would be foolish and ****** by any opposition let alone sane Zambian to oppose this, how many cars were on the road at independence and how many cars do we have today on our roads. Please those in the opposition let’s oppose what’s sensible and not yap because you thing being in the opposition you have to oppose even if they say let’s expand a hospital, grow up that’s why you will never win an election change your ways if you want our support, ask) what happens when you don’t pay attention in your work place.

  25. Teleshi Kabemba Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Am very,very sad on this accident that happened in Chibombo District.This accident would have been avoided if only our Government had been listening to our pleas.Dual carriage way has been on the budget for sometime now.As my colleague mentioned why RTSA is doing road patrols.What for!We have lost lives due to lack of seriousness on the part of RTSA.Issueing of licences,unroadworthy vehicles certificate of fitness.If right now if I had the power has a Citizen to conduct a road block I will impound alot of vehicles which has have no triangles no handbrake,wipers blades are finished that makes vision on roadusers very difficult as drivers who risk other motorists lives.Why put leaves as triangles on the road motorist on our highways have lost lives by hitting into stationery vehicles because there is no reflective signs to draw your attention when there is a breakdown.
    I would suggest road patrols on our roads like this this;Great north road the first RTSA car patrol should be stationed at welcome to Kabwe,second one at Makombe farms,third one at Liteta, fourth one at landless corner number five vehicle should be at protea Chisamba area and the last one should be at ten miles.This will be easy to monitor certain situations on our highways.This should be throughout the year and reports can be compiled and find out through gadgets that are in this vehicles.I suppose they have these equipments in their vehicles to quickily establish the one who has caused the accident rather than asumptions who is who.Am not talking about Great North Road no……….on our highways in our Country.RTSA should not keep their vehicles in the Provincial Centres.People need to work throughout the night as well.Shifts has to be there.Day and night .It is taxpayers money being used in these patrol vehicles let them go amile extra to save more lives in our Country.Please,please.Am saddened losing the beloved one when you least expected.
    May the ALMIGHTY GOD help the bereaved families of our departed brothers and sisters in this horrific road traffic accident.May their souls RIP

  26. SEKA UPONOKE Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Telrshi kabemba you have just spoken nonse@Zambian your thoughts are ok but it all starts with you an individual,how you conduct yourself,so dont blame anyone,first remove the speck from your eye before you reove mine.MAY THE SOULS OF THE DEPARTED REST IN PEACE.

  27. Cumbu Munshololwa SC Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I am happy even Ba Tumfweko who have specialsied in Bonking stories are mourning with the rest of the nation. MTRIIP

  28. zed Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 10:27 am

    very very devastating indeed and too sad to experiance such a terrible accident at this point in time.please dont ever point fingers when such things occurs…this is the time to turn to our God for prayers and find the solution.why bring politics in this for sure.the problem in zambia we like jumping to conclusions even when we know what we are suppose to do.be it in footbal its politics anything its politics let politician fight each other…our accidents have nothing to do with politician please leave them out of this.for now as we awaits for the dual carriage way to be constructed…could we ensure that zambia police traffic combine efforts with there dear counterparts ratsa in reducing these accidents in our peace loving zambians as instructed by the President.lets intersify these road patrols regardless of what people would say.this could be done during day and night patrols on highways.i wish this could be a national mourning tragedy.may there souls rest in there internal peace.lets mourn with the familys and give out the necessary support where we can.Let God comfort the beleaved families as we put them in prayers in Jesus name amen…….

  29. sammy Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

    MTSRIEP…Lord have mercy…

  30. bijoli Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

    what a day for zambia, its a national tragedy, i am in pain and may the all might jehovah god comfort the berieved families,traffic rules are there for road users to adhere to but curtain users think they are better drivers than the other users,such idoits hwo break track rules go scorch free and sometimes they do this in presences of trafic officers who will only detain them for a few minutes and u see them drive off, such idiots needs to be punished,it is today that this tragedy haz happened and rules rules and patrols will be intesified tommorrow no rules will be followed and no patrols will be done,we always learn by the weep.I age all the travelling passangers aboard any bus to comfront any over speeding drivers, this idiots are rude but they put our lifes at stake,postbus never over speeds but the ***** with the landcruiser has cost peoples lifes.dear members of the public, please comfront without fear any over speeding driver,this idiots overspeeds even in township roads,let us raise and fight this deadly virus which is killing health and prospective citizens,i dont knw how i can discribe the people mandated to do the job,GOD BLESS ZAMBIA.

  31. qweny Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

    The Chiefdom of the area should change that name, Chinena is known in all most of all the tribes what it means, why name an area _CHINENA – The Lenjas in this are should think otherwise, insulting name which all tribes know what it means, why give it to an area, I curse the name in Jesus name AMEN. i AM ONE OF THOSE WHO ARE NOT STRONG AT DROPPING TEARS, OOH YES I DID, I COULD NOT STAND THE BODIES OF MOTHERS LAYING ON THE ROAD, IMAGINING, WHERE WERE THE CHILDREN IF AT ALL THOSE SEEN LAYING LIKE THAT HAD BABIES WITH THEM, SURE DEVIL, AND I KNOW U ARE TO BLAME, WHERE WERE THE CHILDREN?????? DEVIL U HAVE A LOT OF QUESTION TO ANSWER, U WILL BE ANSWERABLE TO THIS ONE DAY.

    ELECTIONS AND ACCIDENTS, THANT MAKES SENCE, WHY????????
    ANY DEVIL BEHIND THIS WILL BE QUESTIONED.

  32. ladymay Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

    MY HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST THEIR LOVED ONES, THOUGH I DO NOT KNOW ANY OF THE VICTIMS AM ALSO AFFECTED AND MOURNIN WITH THEM, I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS YESTERDAY MORNING. MAY THE GOOD LORD COMFORT THE FAMILIES OF THE DECEASED. MYSRIP.

  33. DOREEN CHIKUTA Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Am really touched that my heart is broken over this accident.This is sad very sad, God what is this were are going.May there souls rest in peace.

  34. ISLANDER Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    What a saddening story to hear!
    Wailing and mourning is striking every Zambian earlobe
    The news has trembled all corners of the globe
    The Zambian flag is flying low
    The great Zambian Eagle is hovering below
    Let our hearts be ignited by our creator
    He is our only protector
    Let our hearts in this period rise
    Before the sunrise
    As we remember our beloved brothers
    And sisters

    MTSRIP

  35. MAX Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    TO DIE IS A GAIN ,MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN ETERNAL PEACE

  36. eric Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    i was at the accident scene a few mins after it happened our respomse team or ratsa suck bigtime they show up with no strecher or gloves the police spokes person show up in flip flops what kind of authorites do we have in zambia the scene was ugly with delapted bodies dark day for zambia ,we had to moves those that survived without gloves and they only showed up after 9 am wow

  37. James Chilufya Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    @Munyelo pwete get it from me. I arrivd at the scane 10minutes after the accident. Both drivers were very right and innocently lost their lives without bein at fault. The mistake was with the white man in a landcruiser who dd overtake without realising the truck which was coming causing the truck to loose control as he tries to avoid the cruser bt went on to a bus.
    Dont insult the dead they are very innocent.

  38. Ichimpwena Reply

    February 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Whilst we are blaming the farmer, lets not ignore the tendancy by drivers of ‘Big Buses’ of accelerating more when being overtaken by a ‘small machine’. A passenger said the bus was overspeeding and, yes, I agree with him coz I have used Post Bus several times, those Post Bus drivers tend to drive faster than other buses etc thats why most people prefer using it
    We must also not ignore the fact that these drivers are no different from our iliterate minibus drivers coz thats where they hail from ! Kulima & KMB Bustops etc. This farmer failed to join in coz the bus must have accelerated more than he anticipated !!!

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