Victoria Falls Tram Accident
by Victoria Falls
(3rd July 2014)
Scenes at the Tram after the accident
It is with great regret that we report on the unfortunate accident which happened on July 1st at around 5pm local time, when a National Railways of Zimbabwe goods train failed to stop and rammed into the very popular Victoria Falls Tram carrying 30 passengers. The Tram was stationary and getting ready to take off for the evening trip which is scheduled to leave at 17:00, and takes passengers to and from the Victoria Falls Bridge between the Zambia-Zimbabwe border.
We spoke to Edmore from the Victoria Falls Steam Train Company who revealed that the Tram activities have been suspended until further notice. More information was given to us by the company spokesperson, Ranga Mberi, who said that they and the National Railways of Zimbabwe are unsure yet as to why the goods train did not stop and that is part of their investigation. Mr Mberi said that the National Railways investigators are in Victoria Falls working on the matter and to make recommendations in order to avoid such a situation in future. More information will be made available once investigations are complete.
The injured passengers of the Tram were taken to different medical facilities, and 2 of the passengers said to be in critical condition have been flown to South Africa for treatment.
For more information on the Victoria Falls Tram click here