POLICE UPDATE – ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
Five pupils of Hilcrest Technical School died on the spot while 11 others sustained serious injuries in an accident which happened on Great North Road near Kozo Lodge 5 KM South of Choma, on 17th June 2016 at about 22 hours.
Involved was a mitsubishi Rosa Registration number AJC 5110 , a property of Hilcrest Technical School driven by Joseph Kafwimbi Mwape, 35 of highlands, Livingston which was heading to Canisias Secondary School from Livingston for games.
Also involved was a Daf truck Registration number ABZ 8175 and trailer number 8175T which was stationed. The accident happened when the driver of the Minibus was overtaking a stationed truck in the process hit into the same truck as he tried to get back to his lane upon seeing an oncoming motor vehicle. Due to the impact,  pupils died on the spot, 11 were seriously injured and are admitted to Choma General Hospital while 20 were treated as out patients.
The driver escaped without injuries.
The bodies have been deposited in Choma General hospital mortuary. Driver is detained for dangerous driving.
ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO.
ASSISTANT POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Hunter Kamanga – Writes:-
“A bus carrying Hillcrest pupils for JETS to St canisius was involved in a terrible road accident,unfortunately 10 people have been reported to have died so far(from the hillcrest bus)…M.T.S.R.I.E.P”
Chisanga Chirwa – Writes:
“My sincere deep, heart-felt thoughts this morning goes to the family and friends who have lost their loved ones in the very tragic accident involving a Hillcrest Tech Sec School Rosa bus and a truck! My condolences ! MTSRIEP.”
Anthony Mwanaumo – Writes :-
” This is just so sad and terrible.So many young people with above average IQ just gone like that.Children brothers and sisters just gone like that in the blink of an eye . Rest in peace my brothers and sisters .”
More Details will be posted when available…
Photo Credit – Hunter Kamanga