19 January 2014

Zambia: One Dies in Chirundu Road Accident

A SEVEN tonne Fuso truck, registration number ACP 9587 carrying a consignment of relief maize for Chiawa overturned at Kapiri Ngozi area in Chirundu District yesterday killing one person.

Local people have since looted almost half of the bags of maize at the accident scene.

Kafue District Commissioner, Grace Ngulube and Chirundu District Commissioner, Maxwell Shemalimba, confirmed the development to ZANIS at the scene of the accident.

The truck, belonging to Recap Company contracted to deliver the maize to Chiawa by the district administration, was currying 200 by 25kgs bags of maize.

The accident happened around 10.00 hours.

According to the co-driver, Douglus Mwinga, the truck was avoiding another vehicle which was coming from Chirundu before hitting on a hill and overturned killing one person and injuring another.

A male nurse, David Nkhata at Mutendere Hospital in Chirundu District identified the truck driver as Matthews Sinkala who sustained bruises and one passenger by the name of Phemi Chibandula who was in the vehicle also sustained a big cut on the head.

Accidents are also blamed on local people around Kapiri Ngozi who are said to throw stones on the road so that they cause accidents to enable them loot the commodities on the vehicles.

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