Details of the this morning’s Kapiri Ngozi accident that killed 24 New Apostolic Church members have emerged with police confirming that 23 of the dead are women with one man.
Twelve other passengers survived the accident.
Zambia police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed the accident in a statement to #kalemba.
Mwale said the accident occurred after the the Mitsubishi Rosa Bus the causalities were traveling in hit into a Freightliner Truck at Kapiringozi area along Chirundu – Kafue road.
“The deceased have only been identified as 23 female adults and one male adult while those injured are eight females and four males. The driver of the bus is among the injured victims,” Mwale disclosed.
“Police preliminary investigations indicate that the Rosa Bus bearing registration number BAL 9480 with 35 passengers on board hit behind the Freightliner Truck and Trailer bearing registration numbers AGB 1988 and AEG 2942 respectively.
Both vehicles were moving in the same direction towards Chirundu District.”
Mwale said investigations revealed that the church members were traveling from Manyika area in Chongwe District going for Church Service in Siavonga District.
By Moses Makwaya
Kalemba May 13, 2023