Lusaka, Thursday, 25th May 2017: The Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) is saddened to hear of the Luangwa horror crash on Tuesday in which 19 people were killed and 48 others injured.

ZRST communication adviser, Mailos Mwale said:

“We are greatly saddened to hear of the news of 19 people who tragically lost their lives. We offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased following this heart-breaking incident. This tragedy once again highlights the dangers that we face on our roads and it always poignant for people to die as a result of car accidents.

“All transporters are urged to adhere to government directives, SI 76, which restricts transporters moving during the night”.

According to Police, the horror incident happened on Tuesday, in Luangwa district around 21:00 hours after the driver of the Scania bus registration number ABP 6303 belonging to Kapena Transport failed to negotiate a curve making the bus to overturn. Among the dead were three children, six male adults and eight female adults, leaving 48 others injured.

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About ZRST

Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST), a not for profit organisation, that seeks to create awareness on road safety and contribute towards reduction in road traffic injuries and fatalities. Zambia, with over 2100 deaths in road crashes per year and 30 fatalities per 100,000 residents, is one of the worst performing countries, as far as road safety is concerned. The Zambia Road Safety Trust has a particular role to play in terms of personalising the Road Safety Issue (advocacy), creating a sense of urgency and generating a demand for safety from the public.