25 New Apostolic Church members die in gory accident while traveling to fellowship

25 New Apostolic Church members die in gory accident while traveling to fellowship

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At least 25 members of the New Apostolic Church have been confirmed dead following a grisly accident.

The members were travelling to a church fellowship when the accident occurred after the bus they were travelling in rammed into a truck.

The local authorities said 23 of those who died were women, and one was a man; 11 people sustained serious injuries

Twenty-five church members have died in a fatal road accident while travelling to a religious service.

Road accident.
The church members met their death as they were heading to a church event.

Photo: Zambia Reports. Source: UGC
The members of the New Apostolic Church in Zambia met their tragic death on Saturday, May 13, when the bus they were travelling in rammed into a trailer.

Church statement on accident
A statement from the church indicated that 11 people survived with varying degrees of injuries, while 25 had lost their lives.

“Meanwhile, the Church will provide material and moral assistance to the affected families and victims. The Church is yet to receive an official report from the Zambia Police and the Road Transport and Safety Agency,” the statement read in part.

Reports by the Zambian media indicated that the accident happened in Southern Zambia, and the deceased were 24 women and one man.

The driver is among those who are nursing injuries.

20 women die in accident
In September 2022, at least 20 women also died after the vehicle they were travelling in lost control and overturned in the same country.

The 23 victims were said to be part of the women from The United Church of Zambia who were heading home after attending a church conference when they met their deaths in the wee hours of Monday, September 19, 2022.

According to a statement from the church and other media outlets, the vehicle was descending Chaushi Hill, which is 780km North of Lusaka, when it lost control leading to the tragic accident.

“The deceased Women’s Christian Fellowship (WCW) members were part of the 58 mothers who were travelling back from the consistory conference which was held at Munwa in Nsama consistory, over the weekend,” the statement of the UCZ said.

Police spokesman Rae Hamoonga disclosed that 17 people died on the spot while six others succumbed upon arrival at a medical facility.

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