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Four bodies of Kkoma victims retrieved after floods sweep away their vehicle

Rural News Four bodies of Kkoma victims retrieved after floods sweep away their vehicle

Police in conjunction with the community members in Gwembe district yesterday retrieved all the four Kkoma accident victims.

The four have been identified as Kennedy Hamboole, aged 49, Joyce Hamuntila, 43, Steven Habeenzu, 19 and Chuma Chibale 26, a nurse at Sinafala clinic.

ZANIS reports that Gwembe District Commissioner (DC) Timothy Siakaziba who confirmed the development in an interview said the quartet met their fate when the vehicle they were traveling in was swept away by floods at Kkoma bridge along Chipepo /Sinafala road on Tuesday 2nd March, 2021 at about 02-00 hours.

“All the bodies of four Kkoma accident victims have today been retrieved by police with the help of the community,” the DC said.

Driver of Toyota Surf registration number AJD 469, Coaster Magusu, who is also a teacher at Sinafala Primary School together with his wife Antiness Magusu miraculously swam out of the flooding vehicle.

The bodies of the four deceased persons are laying in Gwembe hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.

The vehicle has also been retrieved.

Mr. Siakaziba thanked the police and community for the cooperation but regretted the death of the four people.

7 COMMENTS

  1. This is a very sad development. In this area it’s not safe to drive across flooded bridges because water comes with a strong current from the hills. I always wait for water to subside because I drive, it’s the most safe safe way to do it. Bridges have been built on lower ground so the chances of the bridge or vehicle being swept away are by the current are high. Condolences to the bereaved families

  2. For your safety please DO NOT proceed immediately you see water flowing over the bridge even when levels are very low. This type of incidents are avoidable when we practice patience on the Road.

  3. RATSA should be out there advising people on the dangers if driving in flooding areas where there is fast running water especially near rivers, dams,lakes and bridges.

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  4. Very sad news. but again the time of travel mwebantu – 02hrs. The biological clock in us (humans) impedes good decision making. Because one should have been asleep by that time. Lets plan our journeys well to avoid unnecessary accidents. What a loss of life, which could have being avoided.

  5. SAD DEVELOPMENT LOOSING FOUR VOTES FOR THE PARTY THAT U KNOW ALREADY BY LOOKING AT THE NAMES OF THE DECEASED, THE DRIVER NEEDS TO BE CHARGED TOGETHER WITH HIS WIFE, WHAT TRICK DID THEY USE FOR BOTH TO SWIM THIS MAGUFULI MAN IS A TEACHER AND DRIVER AT SAME TIME? WHY DRIVE AT 02AM ? WAS HE NOT GOING FOR WORK THAT VERY DAY WHAT OF NURSE? SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS MTSRIP

  6. Very sad news. but again the time of travel mwebantu – 02hrs. The biological clock in us (humans) impedes good decision making. Because one should have been asleep by that time. Lets plan our journeys well to avoid unnecessary accidents. What a loss of life, which could have being avoided

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