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King Lion Bus Hits Tree in Zimbabwe; 43 Killed, 24 Injured

King Lion Bus Hits Tree in Zimbabwe; 43 Killed, 24 Injured

A King Lion bus crashed into a tree along the Harare-Chirundu Highway near Makuti, Zimbabwe, on the night of June 7. The bus was en-route to Zambia, from Harare, at the time. Around 43 people were killed in the crash while another 24 sustained injuries. Investigations are underway.

At least 37 Killed, 22 Injured in Congo Bus Crash

At least 37 Killed, 22 Injured in Congo Bus Crash

A bus ran into something and caught fire near the Zambian border, Sakania, Haut-Katanga District, Congo, on May 20th. The accident happened when the bus, heading from Kitwe, Zambia, tried to use a muddy road as a shortcut through Congo. At least 37 people were burnt to death in the accident while 22 suffered injuries. The injured were [...]

Bus-Lorry Crash in Zambia Kills 17

Bus-Lorry Crash in Zambia Kills 17

A bus collided with a lorry near Lusaka, Zambia, on September 12. According to a police spokesperson, the accident happened after the lorry came in front of the bus. At least 17 people were killed in the accident. The accident is being investigated.

Several Killed in Zambia Bus Crash

Several Killed in Zambia Bus Crash

A bus swerved off and turned over in Kafue, Zambia, on July 19. The accident happened when the King Lion bus was heading to Harare. It is believed that the bus veered off after one of its tires burst. Twelve people were killed at the scene while 53 others were injured. The injured were taken to Kafue Hospital and UTC Hospital.

Zambia Bus Collision Kills 5, Injures 4

Zambia Bus Collision Kills 5, Injures 4

Two buses collided in Solwezi district, North-Western Province of Zambia, on March 11. According to Grace Chipaila, the Northwestern Province Police Commissioner, the accident happened after the first bus veered off its lane and came in path of the second bus. Five people, including the driver of first bus and a 3-year-old child, were killed [...]

26 Killed as Ferry Capsized in Zambia

26 Killed as Ferry Capsized in Zambia

A ferry, taking parents and school children for a national celebration, overturned in Zambia on October 25. According to the authorities, the school children and their parents were on their way to another school across the Lake Kariba for participating in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the independence from Britain. Atleast 26 people, [...]

Mini Bus Smashed into Truck in Zambia; 7 Dead, 9 Injured

Mini Bus Smashed into Truck in Zambia; 7 Dead, 9 Injured

A Mercedes Benz mini-bus (registration # ALG- 4292), en route to Kabompo, lost control and smashed into a stationary truck along the Solwezi-Kasempa road, 56 kilometers off Kabompo boma in the North Western Province of Zambia at around 8 p.m. on June 25. The bus was carrying 21 passengers at the time of accident; 7 of them were killed, 9 others [...]

Zambia Bus Crash

Zambia Bus Crash

A Marco Polo bus and a South African Freight Liner truck collided in Zambia, putting twenty-four in the hospital, and killing a dozen passengers in Kaleya Township. The bus was en route from Namwala District to Lusaka when the truck driver swerved into the bus's lane, in order to avoid a bicyclist. The injured were hospitalized at Noble [...]