ICZ to assist bus disaster victims


HARARE - The Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ) has announced its pledge to the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Civil Protection Unit to render the necessary assistance to the Brooklyn bus disaster victims.

According to a press statement, ICZ is currently working with funeral parlours to facilitate burial of the deceased, and hospitals that have admitted the injured.

More than 42 people perished in the accident, with 26 people injured when the bus caught fire from a suspected gas explosion from one of the passengers’ luggage.

The deceased were burnt beyond recognition and their remains are undergoing DNA identification process.

“The ICZ has learnt with great shock and sadness of the accident involving a Brooklyn bus, which occurred on the 15 of November,” read the statement.

“ICZ mourns with the nation at large and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.”

Comments (1)

in my humble view, I think it is necessary for ALL passenger carriers NEVER to allow passengers or crew to carry flammable fuels / gas as luggage. this may help us save lives in future. Gvt shd pass stiff penalties on those breaking the regulations.

LAWRENCE ZANGA - 20 November 2018

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