The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) will take up funeral expenses for all the 18 people who died in an accident today in Mungwi district in Northern Province.
DMMU National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe said government is saddened by the loss of lives of people in an accident that happened on Kasama-Mungwi road.
According to a press statement issued to ZANIS in Kabwe by DMMU Senior Communications Officer Mathews Musukwa, about 18 people are reportedly to have died while 13 other have been injured in an accident involving a truck on Kasama-Mungwi road.
Mr. Kabwe sympathised with paramount chief Chitimukulu in whose chiefdom the accident occurred and with the families of the deceased for the huge loss.
He said government is concerned with the increased number of road traffic accidents that have continued to claim precious lives in large numbers.
“I wish to convey government’s deepest condolences to the families of the deceased for the untimely death of their beloved ones. As government, we will stand with all the families and ensure that all the funeral expenses are taken care of,” said Mr. Kabwe.
DMMU has since dispatched a team of officers to visit the funeral homes and facilitate logistical support.
Mr. Kabwe has meanwhile appealed to motorists and the general public to exercise caution as they travel from one point to another in order to avoid traffic accidents.
Sorry for the sad news and 18 votes lost already too bad.
Don’t use the funerals as campaign tools ba PF respect the families of the deceased members, shilefwaya unkufwa atti alifenta pa cililo nakambi nakana!
Sad development. May their souls rest in peace.
Very sad indeed. My condolences to the family. But why is DMMU footing the bill? Is this standard procedure? This may create precedence and the next accident victim survivors may refer to this DMMU decision.
The loss of life is terribly unfortunate, what’s even worse is the govt paying because they are not being altruistic but they have ulterior motives. It’s a shame
Very caring pf government. RIP our people. Not even a single ngwee from that evil ghost hh
These people have no shame they are even using funerals as a campaign tool…instead of introducing robust policies !!
Very sad loss of life due to PF negligence.Also look at that photo above with raw sewer bcuz PF has made poor Zambians to live like pigs.
Nkandu Luo (Ngoshe Minors) is busy preparing funeral speech. PF have already owned the funeral before even informing families.
In Bemba that accident we call it “icisomo”. A wishful accident by PF. There will be tragedies to use The Office of Vice-president Luo to campaign.
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