Fuel Tanker, Mazhandu Bus Collide

AT least one person was killed and 49 other people were injured after a Tanzanian fuel tanker collided with a Mazhandu Family passenger bus, a police source has told a Mwebantu Correspondent in Ndola.

” Tanzanian fuel tanker driver identified as Ndidani Mwamunkinge aged 45 years of Ilinga has died on spot while 49 people have sustained injuries in a road traffic accident which happened at Katamino foreat area along the Ndola-Kapiri road yesterday around 19:00hrs.” said the police source.

The accident involved a Tanzanian fuel tanker Howo Sino truck Registration number T343 EER/ T523 CST, a property of transfuel logistics, an a Mazhandu family bus Registration number ALZ 3198 which had 49 passenger on board.

Facts obtained on the ground are that the Mazhandu family bus which was headed to the Copperbelt was being driven by male Brian Mwaanga of Kitwe, whose aged is unknown while the tanker truck was being driven by male Festo Ndidani Mwamunkinge aged 45 years who was coming from Ndola towards Kapiri Mposhi and died on spot.

Details further show that the accident occured when the tanker driver improperly overtook another truck he was following behind hence went to collide on the side with the Mazhandu bus which was coming from the direction of Kapiri.

The tanker driver sustained fatal injuries and died on spot while his body is in the Kapiri Mposhi Hospital Mortuary.

The bus driver and some passengers sustained serious injuries.

Meanwhile those that sustained serious injuries have been identified as; female Mercy Hamwaala aged 23 of Garden house in Lusaka, female Rita Mataka aged 27 of Chifubu in Ndola, female Virginia Nyumba aged 38 of Garden house in Lusaka and Lillian Malimbula aged 43 of Chimwemwe in Kitwe.

Others are male Lenson Kakumpe aged 59 of new Chawama in Lusaka, male Benard Mumbo Kabwe aged 22 of Chililabombwe, Marble Mayembe aged 47 of Luanshya, Sarafina Kakumpe aged 42 of new Kanyama in Lusaka, and Loveness Chitalu aged 25 of Kamfinsa in Kitwe.

All the injured have been admitted to Kapiri Mposhi Hospit

6 Responses to "Fuel Tanker, Mazhandu Bus Collide"

  1. felix kaulu   November 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    LETS WORK ON THE ROADS, SIGNS AND MARKINGS THEN INTENSIFY SAFETY SO THAT ROAD USERS CAN BE SAFETY OR ELSE WILL BE JUST BE POINTING AT THE DRIVERS FORGETTING THE ROADS.NDOLA – KAPIRI ROAD AT SOME POINTS IS BAD, LETS DO SOME THING, SAME AS KITWE CHINGOLA WHICH HAS COME TO A STAND STILL WAITING TO CLAIM LIVES AND THATS WHEN WORKS WILL COMMENCE TOO BAD.MHSRIP

  2. PRO.CATHEZ   November 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    LETS WORK ON THE ROADS, SIGNS AND MARKINGS THEN INTENSIFY SAFETY SO THAT ROAD USERS CAN BE SAFETY OR ELSE WILL BE JUST BE POINTING AT THE DRIVERS FORGETTING THE ROADS.NDOLA – KAPIRI ROAD AT SOME POINTS IS BAD, LETS DO SOME THING, SAME AS KITWE CHINGOLA WHICH HAS COME TO A STAND STILL WAITING TO CLAIM LIVES AND THATS WHEN WORKS WILL COMMENCE TOO BAD.MHSRIP

  3. FuManchu   December 1, 2016 at 2:47 am

    My observations on improvements to works needed on the roads is to widen the roads at say reasonable regular intervals to create room that would make big slow moving vehicles move to the side allowing the vehicle behind overtake this is a solution in the interim as making dual carriageways of our major roads is not in near sight. Secondly RTSA must not relent on their efforts in educating the public and especially drivers using the roads what I may call responsibility and defensive driving while tightening grip on penalties for anyone found wanting! How strict is enforcement that every vehicle on the road have insurance inclusive for occupants? Lives will continue to be lost due to both carelessness by drivers and poor design/construction of our roads. May the souls of those that have perished or got injured on our roads be the voice that will be heard by the relevant authorities to set in motion corrective interventions.

  4. Umwina Nkana   December 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    We need to mobilise resources to make all intercity roads dual carriage ways.

  5. Chilankalipa   December 5, 2016 at 11:43 am

    One thing I have observed about these truck drivers is that they too are so excited with overtaking, they do not even give chance to smaller vehicles to overtake, when they know that trucks are meant to drive at 80 maximum. They are just dogs and goats masquerading as drivers.

  6. Advocate   December 5, 2016 at 11:57 am

    By the way ,when will the ban to drive during day be effected too because people are dying.