Friday, March 1, 2024

Tragic Accident Claims Lives of Newlywed Couple


The news of a tragic accident has sent shockwaves through the community as the lives of Blessings Maxwell Banda and his beloved wife were cut short, just one week after celebrating their joyous wedding. The couple’s promising future was abruptly shattered in a devastating accident that occurred at Nyangwena Bridge in Chongwe, leaving their families and friends grief-stricken.

Blessings, a dedicated and talented technologist working at ZESCO, had recently embarked on a journey with his new wife to the Eastern Province to attend a family bereavement. Little did they know that this trip, intended to provide solace and support to their loved ones, would tragically end their lives.

The ill-fated incident took place as Blessings was driving their Toyota Corolla, bearing the registration number BCB 7309, towards their home. The details surrounding the accident remain under investigation, and authorities are working diligently to determine the cause and sequence of events that led to this loss.

As the investigation into the accident continues, it serves as a somber reminder of the fragility of life and the need for continued efforts to improve road safety. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, altering the course of countless lives. It is a call to action for authorities and individuals alike to prioritize measures that ensure safer roads and responsible driving habits.

The loss of Blessings Maxwell Banda and his wife has left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all who knew them. Their love story, though cut short tragically, will continue to inspire others to cherish their loved ones and embrace each day with gratitude. May their souls find eternal peace, and may their families find solace and strength in the memories they shared.


  1. We never had this many accidents under the able leadership of pf. The new dark government is cursed

  2. Both the state of the roads and the bad driving habits are a serious threat to human lives in Zambia.

    So many accidents have been caused due to drivers avoiding potholes then heading headon into other vehicles. Aso parking within the road by trucks on busy highways is a common cause of serious traffic accidents, over speeding and drivers failing to pull back when their vehicle is being overtaken also leads to head on collisions with vehicles from the opposite direction, drunkeness from pedestrians, drivers and cyclists is another cause.

  3. The depression that is at Nangwena Bridge that triggered the accident has now been worked on by RDA. Countless people have time and again reminded RDA to rectify the road defect but has fallen on deaf ears until 3 lives have been lost. RDA should learn a lesson from these 3 deaths that life is irreplaceable and when concerned motorists bring something to your attention, escalate the matter. Be proactive rather than being reactive.

    • I think legal action must be taken against RDA and those found wanting held to account in courts of law for negligence. This is the only way we will have change otherwise people will continue to perish on the roads due to negligence on the side of RDA, something as simple as a pot hole could end the life of a driver and his passengers.

  4. Lusaka times have blocked my comment because I said the truth about upnd sacrificing innocent lives

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