FOUR people died on the spot in a road accident that left 42 other passengers seriously injured as 14 escaped unhurt, police said. The accident that occurred on Sunday afternoon involved a Mbwe Motors bus bound for Nakonde and a Tanzanian truck.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga confirmed in a statement that the accident happen in Shiwang’andu.
He said preliminary investigations into the accident have established that the driver of the bus with registrations mark AIC61ZM lost control after trying to avoid a head-on-collision with the oncoming truck.
Mr Mubanga stated that the RTSA Global Positioning System reports indicates that the driver of the bus was moving at over 100Km/h at the time of the accident against the posted speed limit of 60Km/h.
The public will be made aware of the findings of the road crash and appropriate action will be taken on the driver or the company once investigations conclude, he added.
The agency has cautioned all public service vehicle drivers to exercise maximum caution on the road to avoid preventable road traffic accidents.
SOURCE: Chete FM