Ian Mutombo Body Airlifted To Mpika For Burial
Zambia’s biomedical scientist who died in an accident while delivering Covid-19 samples from Zambezi District to Ndola, Ian Mutombo died after he got involved in a fatal accident last week.
The Zambian Government have released 10 thousand Kwacha towards meeting logistical expenses for the burial of Ian Mutambo.
And the late Ian’s family has disclosed that government provided a chopper to transport the body from Zambezi district to the final resting place in Mpika District.
Ian Mutambo’s Burial will be put to rest today, 6th May 2020.
Zambia’s biomedical scientist will be laid to rest today, below is the burial pictures
Full Story Of Ian Mutombo’s Death & Burial
died on Saturday last week in a power tools bus fatal road traffic accident at Mandanya bridge in Manyinga district , has been airlifted to Mpika district of Muchinga province set for burial.
The Zambia air Force (ZAF) helicopter airlifted the body this morning from Munyinga district at around 08:30hrs.
And Power Tools Buses has taken responsibility all funeral and hospital expenses for the four Mundanya accident victims and all those still admitted to Loloma Mission hospital in Manyinga District.
Power Tools Buses Safety Manager Davies Shikaputo disclosed this in to Zanis in Manyinga yesterday when his management team and the District Administration visited the accident victims at Loloma Mission Hospital.
Mr Shikaputo said his company has so far purchased Coffins and food at respective funeral homes.
He said the Company has also paid for postmortem and bodies embalmment.
He added that his company is providing K3,500 cash to each family of the deceased and providing transport to and from the burial site and other funeral arrangements.
Meanwhile, Mr Shikaputo said his company is saddened with the road traffic accident in that his company has always prioritized safety for its drivers and passengers.
“We have a GPS monitoring system, overspending drivers are easily monitored and cautioned accordingly and the Mundanya bridge accident is very unfortunate”he said.
And Manyinga District Commissioner Queen Manela has warned motorists against overspending especially when approaching the curvy and sloppy Mundanya bridge.
The District Commissioner also pledged to engage the Road Development Agency and Stakeholders to look into the safety measures on the bridge.
Mundanya bridge has over the years been a source of concern as it has claimed many lives through road traffic accidents.