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Accident involving Dangote Cement truck claims 8 lives

General News Accident involving Dangote Cement truck claims 8 lives

The road traffic accident Scene along the Kapiri Ndola road.
The road traffic accident Scene along the Kapiri Ndola road.

At least seven people died on the spot around 19hrs last night after a truck laden with cement hit into a stationary Toyota Hiace minibus which was offloading passengers at Kashitu area near Kapiri Mposhi.

The dead include the bus driver, women and children who met their fate on their way from Ndola.

The accident happened when a fasting moving truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company rammed into the stationary mini bus.

Kapiri Mposhi Fire Brigade and Traffic Police officers rushed to the scene of the accident to remove the dead from the wreckage

Earlier, the truck hit the rear of a black Toyota Altezza car registration number ACX 1747 forcing the small vehicle to overturn several times.

The driver of the Altezza, a Reverend Kangwa Mabuluki of the United Church Zambia in Lusaka, escaped unhurt.

Narrating the ordeal, Rev Mabuluki said he was lucky to be alive and that he had fastened his seatbelt.

The truck driver survived but escaped the scene, leaving his passenger lifeless.

And Dangote Industries Zambia has released the following statement

Dangote laments tragic loss of life in a road traffic accident and conveys condolences to the bereaved families

Lusaka, Zambia – Wednesday, 04 August 2016 – Dangote Industries (Zambia) Limited is deeply saddened by the tragic road accident that occurred last night involving one of our trucks and two other motor vehicles near Kapiri Mposhi. The incident is regrettable and we lament the loss of life of 8 people. The loss of one life is a loss to many. We convey our profound condolences to the bereaved families and wish those injured a speedy recovery.

We are co-operating with the Zambia Police and other traffic regulatory bodies in their investigations of the incident in verifying the facts of this unfortunate accident.

The safety of individuals is our number one priority. The company has developed safety measures for all our employees in their line of work. Dangote is committed to collaborative efforts that can reduce fatalities and injuries and continues to work with licensing boards, regulatory boards and the like to seek ways to promote safety in all spheres of our business.

The road traffic accident Scene along the Kapiri Ndola road.
The road traffic accident Scene along the Kapiri Ndola road.

The road traffic accident Scene along the Kapiri Ndola road.
The road traffic accident Scene along the Kapiri Ndola road.

9 COMMENTS

  1. It is a mess! I watched a truck on Great East Road on YouTube! It was speeding like a car! What a shame! On narrow roads like those the driver was driving like he was a cab driver! The damage above tells a lot about the mind of these drivers! What a shame! Where are the traffic police?

  2. How did the driver get killed if the bus was rammed from the rear? Was the selfsame truck involved in another accident earlier? Whats wrong with these reporters of today…reporting an accident is the most simpliest duty one can but you guys mess it up!

    • Ba Jay Jay Shuwa; acting smart but exposing your idiocy in your questioning!!!! Are you saying you cant see how wrecked this minibus is. Cant you see that it could be a miracle for anyone to survive this crash whether being hit from behind or not? So according to your reasoning, it’s impossible for a driver to die once his/her vehicle is hit from the back te? Limolimo muleikalafye.

  3. Truck drivers need a lot of training; more often than not they over speed. On several occasions I have been followed by a truck bumper-to-bumper at a speed of over 100Kms per hour. How does such a truck stop in case you have to apply emergency brakes? It will just run over your car. Maybe minimum G12 certificate requirement should apply to truck drivers as well

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