LCC fire truck overturns, Power Tools bus involved in an accident

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Lusaka City Council (LCC) says it has been saddened that one of its fire trucks has been involved in a road traffic accident today.

According to the local authority, the truck was destined for Chelstone Market for mass disinfection of the market in the Council’s continued effort to disinfect public places in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic.

The accident happened around 06:00 hour at the junction of Makishi and Great East Roads. There were nine (9) crew members on board who have been rushed to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) for medical examinations.

LCC Public Relations Manager, George Sichimba, said their conditions will be determined by medical personnel and be shared with members of the public should there be a need. He said fire truck has since been recovered from the accident scene and driven to LCC mechanical workshop for determination of the extent of the damage.

LCC said wishes to thank the Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RTSA) and Zambia Police Traffic Section for their input at the accident scene.

Meanwhile, in a related incident, a Power Tools bus has been involved in a fatal road traffic accident this morning in Manyinga district of North Western Province.

As stated by the Road Transport and safety Agency Head Public Relations, Fredrick Mubanga, involved was a Scania Bus registration number ALT 2877 belonging to Power Tools.

Mubanga said according to preliminary investigations conducted by the RTSA, the accident happened after the driver of the bus identified as Christopher Mulenga, lost control of the bus when he was crossing the Kabompo River at Mundanya, hit the sides of the bridge and plunged on the river bank.

The bus had 19 passengers on board with four fatalities recorded so far while 15 sustained serious injuries. The RTSA said it will update the public on the detailed findings of the accident in due course.

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One Response to LCC fire truck overturns, Power Tools bus involved in an accident

  1. Oh oo

    Hastings
    May 3, 2020 at 10:57 am
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