King Lion Bus Accident (19 July 2015)

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King Lion Zambia bus accident (July 2015)
King Lion Bus Accident July 2015.jpg
The King Lion Bus Wreckage after the fatal accident
Details
Date19 July 2015
LocationKapiringozi
CountryZambia
Bus operatorKing Lion Motorways
Bus ownerChristina Taranhike
Statistics
Deaths12
Injuries53

The King Lion Bus Accident occurred in the morning of 19 July 2015 when a Harare-bound bus veered off the road and overturned in Kaufe, Zambia.[1] There were reportedly 62 passengers in the bus. Eight people died on the spot and 53 were seriously injured.[2] Among those that were injured 29 were male, 26 female and a minor.[3]

How it happened

It is alleged that the driver, who was only identified as Nyamande, was driving at an excessive speed. He failed to negotiate a curve and applied brakes causing the front tyre to burst and the bus to overturn.[2] The driver fled from the scene of the accident. The total number of people that were injured in the carnage numbered 53, 29 males and 23 males.[4] The accident occurred around 10 in the morning along Chirundu road, 37 km after Kafue gorge turn off. This was no the first time a bus from the same company had been involved in a fatal accident, in 2014 in June a bus from the same came company was involved in a head-on collision with a South African bound bus which claimed the life of a Zim Papers reporter.[5]

Names of the deceased

  • Ruvimbo Tamirepi
  • Nigel Zulu
  • Elizabeth Dzapasi
  • Muchaneta Chivasa
  • Kenneth Munengwa
  • Olgar Nloulou
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References

  1. Tinashe Sibanda/ Shadreck Marimira, 12 feared dead in horror bus crash, News Day, Published: July 20, 2015, Retrieved: July 23, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 8 killed in bus accident, Chronicle, Published: July 20, 2015, Retrieved: July 23, 2015
  3. Zambia crash: Four bodies identified, Herald, Published: July 21, 2015, Retrieved: July 23, 2015
  4. Zambia crash: Four bodies identified, The Herald, Published: July 21, 2015, Retrieved: July 23, 2015
  5. King Lion bus accident UPDATE: 12 feared dead, 8 photos show human body parts strewn everywhere, My Zimbabwe, Published: July 20, 2015, Retrieved: July 23, 2015