5 die in Kafue-Mazabuka road accident

By Staff Reporter

 

FIVE people have died on the spot in a road accident on the Kafue-Mazabuka road near a place called Dallas in Chikankata district in Southern province.

 

According to Zambia National Information Services, Chikankata District Commissioner Trevor Kayanda confirmed the development saying the fatal road accident happened around 06:40 hours today.

 

And Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said the accident was caused by a speeding South African truck which hit into an on-coming truck, causing it to hit into four other vehicles.

 

Katongo said in the process, a driver of a Toyota Noah vehicle lost control and overturned killing five people and injuring three others.

 

Meanwhile, Chikankata Police Officer-In-Charge Moses Ngongola said the bodies of the deceased have been deposited in Mazabuka General Hospital mortuary.

 

Ngongola said the injured people have also been taken to Mazabuka General Hospital where they are currently admitted.