Central province permanent secretary Chanda Kabwe thanking Evance Chabala 35 the driver of the power tools bus for bravery by trying by all means to avoid losing lives.
Central province permanent secretary Chanda Kabwe thanking Evance Chabala 35 the driver of the power tools bus for bravery by trying by all means to avoid losing lives.

No fatalities have been recorded in the road accident involving a Power Tools bus and a fuel tanker which happened today along the Great North road.

According to the statement released to the media by the Police, the accident happened at a place called Prospects around 11:40 hours.

The accident occurred after the driver of the fuel tanker ACV 8404 belonging to Mohab transporters heading south direction overtook several vehicles and misjudged the speed and distance of the oncoming Power Tools bus registration number ADD5736.

The drivers of the two vehicles, in trying to avoid a collision, decided to go off road culminating in the tanker overturning and catching fire with the bus having minor damages which resulted in two passengers and the driver sustaining minor injuries. The injured have since been rushed to Kabwe general hospital and are in a stable condition.

The statement ended by urging the all motorists to follow speed limits, exercise maximum patience and caution on the road to avoid such accidents.

-Central province permanent secretary Chanda Kabwe and central province deputy police commissioner Yobe Luhana inspecting the accident scene where 42 passengers boarded in the marcopollo escaped death after the bus Reg ADD 5736 they were traveling in ,belonging to power tools was hit by a fuel tanker truck Reg number ACV 8404 along the great north road near prospects police.
-Central province permanent secretary Chanda Kabwe and central province deputy police commissioner Yobe Luhana inspecting the accident scene where 42 passengers boarded in the marcopollo escaped death after the bus Reg ADD 5736 they were traveling in ,belonging to power tools was hit by a fuel tanker truck Reg number ACV 8404 along the great north road near prospects police.
The fuel tanker broke into flames and blockaded the great north road near prospect police in kabwe.
The fuel tanker broke into flames and blockaded the great north road near prospect police in kabwe.
The fuel tanker broke into flames and blockaded the great north road near prospect police in kabwe.
The fuel tanker broke into flames and blockaded the great north road near prospect police in kabwe.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Imagine if this was in the nite. The bus driver could not have seen clearly what was has happening and the accident could have been fatal. Thanx to the nite travel ban lives have been saved

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  2. Second tanker in two weeks to be involved in RTA ..all because they can not move at night in a landlocked. What type of HGV truck driver full with fuel attempts to overtake several vehicles?

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  3. and yet we have the incompetent rtsa who are busy fining members of public ridiculous amounts and yet they are failing to ensure safe roads. The issue is more to do with the road-worthiness of most vehicles in zambia and also the planning of roads. The PF embarked on an overambitious aim of building low quality roads at the expense of people’s safey. For them it is all about what they can use to gain political mileage.

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  4. The tunker truck driver must have his drivers licence suspended for the next five years, he must be a Somalian national they like over speeding and misjudging.

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  5. Let them die.. is it us in PF who taught them to drive? the more the die the better because we will have better drivers left on road.

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  6. The age for one to obtain a puplic cervice vihecle (PSV) and truck driving lince must be revised. Too much imusamwe kubaice

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  7. Mr tanker driver please excercise maximum caution on the road, your cargo does not allow you to become a formula 1 driver.

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  8. Thanks, to the PF government for night travel Ban. That’s why it’s cardinal to give chance to those in leadership to make decisions freely and only criticize constructively. They have a big responsibility over us.So if you areUPND and your interest is in vision less leaders,go to hell with them.They will never lead Zambia. Thanks be to God through Edgar Lungu and his team.

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  9. Instead of building overtaking lanes, PF want to waste money to save Bashier in the name of withdrawing from ICC. Most black leaders have no brains. they need the white man or china man to recolonise them again economically

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  10. Bottom line is our roads have become congested,turning them into hell-runs,particularly the same Great North Road (GNR).Can we please,seriously start decongesting our roads by promoting rail transportation,especially for heavy goods and passenger movements,since the infrastructure is already there.These RTAs are avoidable if only resources can be channeled in the right direction.What is the ministry of communication and transport doing???

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  11. #Mweso; talking of railway line use. Change wants to waste money building a railway line in his village when he could have use the money to modernize what we already have before building one where there are no goods to transport. And one thinks we have a thinking president Zed. Kaya!

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    • There was an audit that was done on our rail transportation system some time during the MMD era,and the recommendation that came out was that,we needed to over-haul the rail tracks starting from L/stone upto Chililabombwe,as a matter of priority.The govt.then had shown willingness, going by the recommendations.As a matter of continuity,this is where I ask the priorities of the ministry concerned,their emphasis seems to be on road transport,trying to come-up with different legislation in trying to regulate the same,and there is no mention of rail transport as a long time measure.Recently the minister of comm.and tpt was talking of doing a dual carriageway from L/stone to Chililabombwe,as a lasting solution.

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  12. When an idi0t, who could be drunk or with bad eyesight, is overtaking you, and you able to see (the danger) him or her on your rear view mirror, indicate, try to reduce speed to give room to the idi0t / to get back into the right lane.

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