Update on Power Tools Bus Accident – 4 People Died

Four people including the driver have died while 15 others sustained injuries in a road accident involving Power Tools bus in Manyinga District of North Western Province.

The accident happened this morning around 04:20 hours along Manyinga- Mufumbwe M8 Road at Mundanya Bridge in Manyinga District.

Both Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo and RTSA Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga have confirmed the development to Mwebantu in a statement.

According to the confirmed details, the accident happened due to excessive speed hence the driver failed to negotiate a curve, lost control of the vehicle, careered off the road and overturned on the right side with the front part submerged into Kabompo river.

The deceased have been identified as Chrispin Mulenga aged 38 of Ndeke Compound in Kitwe (driver), and three passengers identified as Ian Mutambo Chali aged 24 of Zambezi, Agness Ponda aged 32 of Kabompo and Getrude Mangowa aged 37 of Zambezi.

Katongo said six (06) other passengers sustained serious injuries are while nine (9) passengers sustained slight injuries. She said all the casualties have been admitted to Loloma Mission Hospital while the bodies of the deceased have been deposited in the mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

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