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No deaths in Kafue accident – RTSABy Mirriam Chabala on 8 Jul 2017
The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says 15 victims of the Kafue Road accident have been discharged from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) while 13 others are still admitted.
RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga confirmed in a statement today that only one passenger was nursing a seriously injured lower limb butthat no deaths were recorded in the accident that occurred this morning at about 10:00 hours.
Mubanga stated that the accident involved a Mitsubishi Rosa destined for Lusaka and a Shalom bus which was heading to South Africa.
“The Road Transport and Safety Agency has recorded a road traffic accident which occurred along the Kafue Road at around 10:00hrs. The accident involved two vehicles,a Mitsubishi Rosa which had passengers from a named Church who were headed to a sports gala in Lilayi and a Shalom Bus which was headed to South Africa,” Mubanga stated.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the accident happened when the driver of the Mitsubishi Rosa partially moved into the Shalom buse’s lane in trying to avoid hitting a motor cyclist who abruptly joined the road. The Shalom bus trailer hit into the Rosa which overturned and later plunged into a drainage. A total number of 49 passengers were on board.”
Mubanga stated that 15 people had so far been discharged while 13 others were still receiving medical attention at UTH.
“Fifteen people have so far been discharged while thirteen others are still admitted at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) with one passenger nursing a seriously injured lower limb,” stated Mubanga.
About Mirriam Chabala
Mirriam Chabala is a Zambian journalist who covers current affairs and writes in-depth feature articles on social issues.
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