More than five people have been knocked down in Mpulungu district of Northern province while seventeen are in a critical condition .
A Truck Registration number ABV 9630 belonging to Agro-Fuel Investment killed six people on spot at Mpulungu central town after the driver lost control from Mbala 48 kilometers away from Mpulungu .
The vehicle has damaged property worth millions of kwacha for Mpulungu prominent businessman Alex Sinyangwe popularly kwon as MAPS Hardware as his scania truck registration number ACP 9440 was not spared.
Others businessmen affected are Urban Life, Amos Grocery, Lucey Hair Saloon, and Matete General Dealers,
Mpulungu District Commissioner Julian Chuzu has confirmed the development to the press who rushed to the scene and she has since described the incident as a disaster.
Chuzu said a combined team of security personnel and stakeholders are still scavenging for bodies as the trailer and bags of cement are believed to have buried some vendors who were selling their merchandises at the main gate of Mpulungu main market.
Chuzu said the seventeen victims have been referred to Mbala General Hospital for further medication.
She has since thanked the people of Mpulungu for having worked hand in hand with government officials in rescuing the victims adding that the spirit of unity should continue prevailing in the district.
Meanwhil,e hundred bags of cement have been destroyed while the vehicle is beyond recognition.
Agro Fuel Investment is the major exporting company of cement to Zambia’s neighboring countries through Mpulungu port.
This is first tragedy accident which has occurred in the district for the year 2013.