President Michael Sata this morning led thousands of people at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola for mass funeral of the Chibombo accident victims involving a Post bus, a truck and a Toyota Land cruiser.
Fifty one (51) people died in the accident with the majority of the victims being Ndola residents.
President Sata is accompanied to the funeral by First Lady Christine Kasemba.
Addressing mourners at the stadium, President Sata called on the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RATSA) to intensify road patrols to avert road traffic accidents in the country.
President has also called for the need to mourn the accident victims with dignity.
By broadcast time the funeral procession had proceeded to Mitengo cemetery were the burial of the accident victims is expected to take place.
President Sata who arrived in Ndola this morning has declared three days of national mourning in honor of the accident victims.