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Eight bodies retrieved from Lake Kariba

Eight out of the 26 bodies feared dead have been retrieved from Zambia’s Lake Kariba by yesterday after the boat they were in capsized on Friday.

Republican Vice President Dr Guy Scot, Kabwata Member of Parliament Given Lubinda, Inspector General of Police, Siavonga District Commissioner and several senior government officials have visited the deceased victims’ families in Henga and Kaleleji in Gwembe District in Southern Province.

Dr. Scott has however assured the nation that government will do everything possible to lessen the pain that the bereaved families have gone through.

ZANIS reports that Dr Scott said this when he addressed the bereaved families in Kaleleji that government has provided food and tents will be supplied to the mourners who are still waiting for the bodies to be retrieved from Lake Kariba.

He expressed his deep sympathy with the bereaved families for the loss of 26 people out of which the majority were school children.

Zambia's Vice President, Dr. Guy Scott

Zambia’s Vice President, Dr. Guy Scott in the middle

The Vice President said the accident has served as eye opener to ensure that in future better water transport is provided to the people living along Lake Kariba.

“I am sorry even the provision of better transport will not help to bring back your beloved ones and I hope we can have a burial and I hope I can come to it,” Dr Scot said.

And Mr. Lubinda said the tragedy that has befallen the people of Henga and Kaleleji is for the entire country.

He advised mourners to be united with government in mourning the death of the children and asked for God’s guidance to prevail in the trying moment for the people of Gwembe. Continue reading

October 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment