Ox-cart, Marcopolo bus road accident leaves one dead, 2 injured

 Ox-cart, Marcopolo bus road accident leaves one dead, 2 injured

By JOHN SAKALA
One person died while two others sustained serious injuries when a Marcopolo bound bus collided head on with an oncoming ox-cart.

This is in a road accident involving a Scania Marcopolo bus registration number ABE 4838 and an Ox Cart along Lukulu road near Ngimbu cooperative in Western Province.

Police acting Spokesperson Danny Mwale said that a Lusaka bound bus from Lukulu driven by Wilibesi Lungu 40 of Garden Compound in Lusaka hit into the Ox Cart which was in his lane coming from the opposite direction.

Mr Mwale said the passenger on Marcopolo bus who has been identified as James Mbangu 26, of Lusaka died instantly after been hit by the Ox cart pole which penetrated the bus after the collision.

He said the road traffic accident happened yesterday March 24, 2019 around 05:00 hours.

“The Ox cart had two passengers namely Margret Mwangala age not known of Lukulu district who sustained a deep cut on the forehead and a boy Likumbi Mukumbi 13, also of Lukulu district who sustained a bruised right leg and buttocks. The two have been admitted to Lukulu Hospital while the body of the Mr Mbangu  is laying in Lukulu Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

“The two animals which were pulling the Ox cart died on the spot while the bus had its front part extensively damaged,” he said.

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