31 victims of Mazhandu bus accident hospitalized

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About 31 people are hospitalized at Kafue District Hospital of Lusaka province after an accident early hours of Saturday involving a Mazhandu bus registration number ABP 2165 and a tax.

The accident happened just on Lusaka, Kafue Road just after a Rail crossing near a Township called Chikoswe. The driver of the bus belonging to Mazyandu Bus Services traveling to Lusaka is said to have been over-speeding and the driver failed to negotiate a corner and collided with a small car operating as a cab.

Passengers have complained that the Bus was over speeding. No death has so far been recorded and passengers have complained of inefficiency by authorities to respond to emergencies.

“No deaths recorded yet, but there’s a woman trapped inside the bus screaming for help,” George Kanyama told Zambian Eye from the accident scene. “Apparently the accident which happened just less than a kilometre away from Kafue Level Crossing has just exposed the inefficiency of our country’s emergency response system.”

He expalined, “an hour after the accident there’s no police even if Kafue Police Station is less than 10 Km away.”

It had to take some volunteers to rescue the casualties and ferry them to Kafue District Hospital. Five that are said to be in serious condition have since been evacuated to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka.



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