Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama has expressed concern at the increased number of Road Traffic accidents that have continued to occur along the Great East Road.
Mrs Chama says the increased road accidents are detrimental to progress, adding that there is need for stringent measures to be put in place in order to avoid these accidents.
The DC expressed concern after visiting the accident scene at Manenekela yesterday, where 69 passengers travelling in a Zambia-Malawi bus Registration number ABM 3490 escaped death.
Mrs Chama said the number of accidents happening on the Great East road were worrying as a week rarely passes without an accident been recorded, with some being fatal.
The DC has since called on members of the public to take responsibility and be cautious of other road users, in order to avoid such incidences.
The Zambia-Malawi bus accident happened around 16:00 hours on Sunday, involving a Mozambican truck loaded with Sulphur overturned on Saturday night, after failing to negotiate a bend.
The Driver of the Zambia-Malawi bus, Freagah Sakeyo aged 46 confirmed that he had 69 passengers on board, who could have lost their lives had he not been careful on the road.
He said three passengers however sustained some injuries and were rushed to Mpanshya St. Luke’s Mission Hospital.
Health personnel at Mpanshya St. Luke’s hospital confirmed receiving
the injured and said two have been discharged, while the third person is still under hospital care.
And police sources have revealed that more than 100 accidents have been recorded from January 2019 to-date.