As details of the tragic accident in Zambia continue to emerge, the human cost of the disaster is becoming clear. 27 Ethiopian citizens lost their lives when the bus they were travelling on overturned on a highway between the cities of Lusaka and Nakonde. The victims were members of the same tour group and were on their way to visit the scenic eastern region of Zambia.
The accident has sparked outrage and grief in both Ethiopia and Zambia. Officials in both countries have condemned the incident and have launched an investigation into the causes of the crash. In Ethiopia, the government has declared a national day of mourning to honour the victims.
The families of the victims are now facing the difficult task of coping with their loss. Many are struggling to come to terms with the fact that their loved ones will not be returning home. In Ethiopia, the government is providing support to families, including financial assistance and access to counselling services.
This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the dangers of road travel in many parts of the world. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victims and their loved ones.