One person dies in great north road accident

By Staff Reporter

One person has died in a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on Tuesday morning at Golden Valley (GART) near the layby on the Great North Road in Chisamba.

In a statement police public relation officer Esther Katongo said a driver of a Higer passengers bus belonging to Yamukombe Express, Gelvasio Phiri  aged 49 years of unknown address died on the spot while 30 passengers sustained injuries.

Katongo said the accident happened when the driver of the Freightliner was overtaking improperly, hence collided with the bus which was coming from the opposite direction.

“The driver of the bus died on the spot while the 30 passengers on board sustained serious injuries. The driver of the truck and his passenger are also seriously injured and are all admitted to Liteta Hospital. The body of the deceased person is in the same Hospital mortuary,” said Katongo

The Higer bus registration number BAB 4419 was moving from the northen direction of North collided with a truck driven by Clement Banda aged 36 years of unmarked House number Garden House in Lusaka.

The truck and trailer belongs to Roadways transport Freightliner Registration number ABZ 5449 and ABV 8430T.