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Govt. ponders assisting towards funerals of accident victims

Headlines Govt. ponders assisting towards funerals of accident victims

Government says it will consider assisting towards funerals of the victims of the CR bus road accident that claimed 14 lives and left several others injured on Friday.

Luapula Province Minister, John Chinyanta, said government regretted losing several
lives of people in such circumstances and would do everything possible to prevent
future occurrences of such accidents.

Mr. Chinyanta was speaking when he visited twelve accident victims last night, who
are admitted at Mansa general hospital.

He said government will soon summon the CR management in an effort to establish the
cause of the fatal accident.

The minister, flanked by Luapula province permanent secretary, Alfred Kalumba and
other senior provincial government officials said government would not allow lives
of the citizens being claimed by preventable causes.

He said government would ponder speed limiting on the Tuta High-way to prevent
further loss of lives as the road as claimed many lives due to over speeding by
motorists.

And Mr. Chinyanta has commended the Luapula province police command for their prompt action to rush to the scene of accident.

He said the quick action helped prevent further loss of lives of people that were
trapped in the wreckage of the mangled Marcopolo CR bus.

Meanwhile Mansa general hospital executive director, Dr. Francis Bwalya, has
appealed to families who are still missing their relatives to go to Mansa general
hospital and help identify bodies that are currently lying at the mortuary.

Mansa general hospital mortuary received 11 brought in dead bodies from the fatal
accident on Friday.

And Dr. Bwalya has described the condition of the 12 accident victims admitted to
the hospital, as stable, saying many of them suffered fractures and cuts apart from
one who is in a critical condition and had to be rushed to the theatre.

14 people and several others were injured after the bus they where in careered off
the road and overturned along Tuta Road on Friday.

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