14 January 2013

Zambia: Six Die in Mpulungu Road Accident

SIX people have died on the spot while 16 others are seriously injured in Mpulungu when a truck rammed into a stationary vehicle yesterday.

The accident happened when the driver of the Volvo truck carrying cement and eight people perched on his vehicle lost control, hit vendors and later the stationary truck around 14:30 hours near the town centre.

Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela said the truck, registration number ABV 6630, was transporting cement from Lusaka to Mpulungu.

Among the dead were five men and one female.

Eight people have been admitted to Mbala General Hospital while the other eight were taken to Mpulungu District Hospital.

Meanwhile, thieves broke into the Anglican Church Cathedral in Ndola where they stole goods worth KR16,800 in the early hours of Wednesday.

Dean of the Cathedral, Samuel Zulu confirmed this in an interview yesterday.

He said the thieves made off with musical instruments and linen all valued at KR16 800 (K16.8 million).

Reverend Zulu said he noticed that thieves had broken into the buiding around 05:00 hours when he went to prepare for morning mass.

He said at the time of the crime, two guards said they were in the main hall and could not hear anything since it was raining.

Rev Zulu said the police were carrying out investigations and was confident that they would track down the culprits.

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