By Staff Writer
The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) is deeply saddened by the death of eleven (11) people following the fatal accident that occurred when a car hit four people and later plunged into the Lundazi river, killing all the passengers.
DMMU National Coordinator, Chanda Kabwe says it is unfortunate that lives continue to be lost in such a manner.
Mr Kabwe said it is deeply regrettable that the deceased met their fate on the washed away Lundazi Bridge, which is earmarked for construction.
“We assure the people of Lundazi and Lumezi districts that government will expedite the construction of the bridge to prevent fatalities. I will engage the Road Development Agency and the local authorities to ensure adequate signage is put in place to avoid similar accidents.
“I urge the bereaved families and the residents of Lumezi and Lundazi districts to find strength and comfort in the almighty God to pull through this unexpected tragedy,” he said.
Mr Kabwe said Government, through the DMMU has already sent resources to ensure all funeral logistics are taken care of.
He said this is in a bid to lessen the burden on the bereaved families.
This is according to media statement by DMMU Senior Communications Officer Racheal Chama.