Lusaka. October 27, 2014.
LUSAKA – The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia, joined by U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who represented the United States at Zambia’s Golden Jubilee, express sincere condolences on behalf of the American people to the friends and family members of the 25 victims of the October 24 Lake Kariba boat accident. We are overwhelmed by the sadness of this tragedy that claimed the precious lives of so many Zambian children and adults who started off their journey in the spirit of celebration for their country. We join the people and government of Zambia in mourning the loss of the victims.