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35 Passengers on a Bus that caught fire Escape Death

35 passengers on a bus that caught fire and burned to ashes manage to escape death.

THIRTY- Five persons, including the driver, survived the burning-to-ashes of the passenger bus they were riding in from Chipata to Lusaka.

This came after the bus’ airbags exploded and caught fire, engulfing it in flames.

According to Godfrey Chilabi, an assistant police public relations officer, the event happened today at or about 14:00 in the Unyanya neighborhood on Great East Road.

“Involved was Lottie Mwale aged 35 of Chipata Motel in Chipa, District Chipata who was driving a Scania Marcopolo Bus registration number AJE 3160 a property of Jonda Bus Tours that was carrying 34 passengers on board. Preliminary investigations indicate that the incident happened when the Motor Vehicle had its airbag burst and eventually caught fire,” he said.

Mr Chilabi said the driver and the passengers escaped unhurt while the vehicle was completely burnt and reduced to ashes.

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