• All Share : 51547.02
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Top 40 : 4246.45
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Financial 15 : 15023.67
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Industrial 25 : 61020.09
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • ZAR/USD : 11.0689
    UP 0.07%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.0889
    UP 0.27%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.2278
    UP 0.22%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1016
    UP 0.07%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.8801
    DOWN -0.05%

  • Gold : 1212.9900
    DOWN -0.14%
    Platinum : 1330.7000
    DOWN -0.02%
    Silver : 17.4895
    DOWN -1.74%
    Palladium : 811.0000
    UP 0.25%
    Brent Crude Oil : 97.890
    DOWN -0.51%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by INET BFA
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Mon Sep 22 04:12:50 SAST 2014

South African suspected of causing deadly Zambian crash

Sapa | 08 February, 2013 12:20

Image by: Reuben Goldberg

A South African farm manager is suspected of causing an accident in which more than 50 people died near Lusaka, Zambia.

Zambia police spokeswomen Elizabeth Kangela told the public broadcaster a vehicle, a bus, and a truck were involved in the accident.

The vehicle, supposedly belonging to the South African, tried to overtake the bus and collided with the oncoming truck.

“He [the man] is believed to be South African. He is receiving treatment at the moment so we have not charged him yet,” Kangela said.

Agence France Presse reported on Thursday that the bus, carrying 73 people, and the truck collided, killing 53 people.

Zuma sends condolences

President Jacob Zuma sent his condolences to the people of Zambia following the road accident.

“Our hearts go out to the families, relatives and friends of the deceased. Our thoughts are with the injured as we wish them a speedy recovery,” Zuma was quoted saying in a statement.

“South Africa joins the people of Zambia in mourning the loss of lives of more than fifty people during this unfortunate accident,” said Zuma.

A government official, quoted by AFP, described the accident as one of the country’s worst.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Mon Sep 22 04:12:50 SAST 2014 ::