Friday, March 1, 2024

Power Tools Bus loses Control and plunges into Kabompo River Killing 4 people

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Four people have died on the spot while thirteen others are nursing serious injuries after the Power Tools bus they were on lost control and plunged into the Kabompo River.

The accident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning when the bus which was coming from Chavuma heading to Solwezi lost control at Mundania bridge in Manyinga District.

RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga said that the accident involved a Scania Bus registration number ALT 2165 belonging to Power Tools.

Mr. Mubanga said that according to preliminary investigations the driver of the bus identified as CHRISTOPHER MULENGA, lost control of the bus when he was crossing the Kapompo River. Mr. Mubanga said that after losing control the bus hit the sides of the bridge and plunged onto the river bank.

Mr. Mubanga narrated that the bus had 19 passengers on board with 4 fatalities recorded so far while 15 sustained serious injuries.

And North Western Province Police Commissioner Elias Chusi has confirmed the incident to ZNBC News In Solwezi. Mr. Chusi says of the fifteen casualties two are in critical condition and remain admitted to Loloma Mission Hospital.

A Power Tools Bus coming from Chavuma to Lusaka carrying 19 passengers on the Banks of the River at Mundanya Bridge in Manyinga District of North Western Province.
A Power Tools Bus coming from Chavuma to Lusaka carrying 19 passengers on the Banks of the River at Mundanya Bridge in Manyinga District of North Western Province.
A Power Tools Bus coming from Chavuma to Lusaka carrying 19 passengers on the Banks of the River at Mundanya Bridge in Manyinga District of North Western Province.
A Power Tools Bus coming from Chavuma to Lusaka carrying 19 passengers on the Banks of the River at Mundanya Bridge in Manyinga District of North Western Province.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Most Power Tools drivers don’t know anything about defensive driving. I don’t from were they’re recruited. I’ve never traveled by Power Tools from the time I witnessed the small Scania bus bash and kill 4 youths at Mpongwe turnoff. Mbachi must do what Zalawi did by retraining his drivers before they’re allocated a bus. Zalawi used to be a menace of the road but today they’ve the best drivers. These chaps might sink his business which he has struggled to build over time

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  2. At what speed must one drive over a bridge??

    This was not in the night I believe.

    4 lives? Too many for the scene. Investigate the driver.

    Do we properly investigate the status of buses in terms of fitness after the accidents? I expected no deaths on the bus if it was travelling at normal speed over the bridge.
    Half the truth is being told here bwana reporter. I am left with more questions than answers here.

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  3. Only Zambia can a company carry on operating…this company should have been banned long time ago but nothing happens.

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  4. Rip to those that have lost lives. Our heartfelt condolences go out to families and friends of the perished. I read the comments above from diasporans and without a surprise no mention of condolences. These savages are evil hearted and I can only imagine they have been turned into soulless creatures due to the racial abuse they are enduring abroad. We know that some of them are celebrating over this. RIP. Kz

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  5. Kaizar and PF thugs are the soulless creatures who have plundered this economy. corruption, tribalism and incompetency is endemic in PF.

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  6. Imwe how many fake KZs are here now Haha. I must be very popular with the masses and readership here. Continue spreading my name so that come 2021 it will be easier for me to communicate with larger masses. This was the whole point of me blogging here. Kz

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  7. I am the original gunslinger n all of you pretending to be me will be dealt with in due course. Watch out ba mambala imwe.

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