ZAMBIA: 51 people die in Zambia’s worst bus accident

Dead bodies after the accident

Dead bodies after the accident

At 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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