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Three People Burnt to Death in Kalomo Accident

PRESS STATEMENT

TO      MEDIA HOUSES

FROM COMMISSIONER OF POLICE SOUTHERN PROVINCE.

14TH SEPTEMBER 2018

THREE UNIDENTIFIED MALES HAVE BEEN BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION WHILE A 42 YEAR-OLD TRUCK DRIVER ESCAPED WITH INJURIES AFTER TWO VEHICLES BURST INTO FLAMES FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT IN KALOMO TODAY.

BOTH THE TRUCK’S HORSE AND A CHASER ARE ALSO BEYOND RECOGNITION.

DRIVER OF THE CHASER WITH TWO PASSENGERS INSIDE, WAS OVERTAKING THE TRUCK WHEN HE CUT IN AT A SHORT DISTANCE FORCING THE TRUCK TO HIT THE CHASER FROM THE REAR.

THE TRUCK, REGISTRATION NUMBER 1395 AF05, 2098 AB, WAS DRIVEN BY EDIOUS SHITO, 42, OF HOUSE NO. 10065, BUDULO IN ZIMBABWE.

BOTH VEHICLES ROLLED INTO A RIVER DRAINAGE AND BURST INTO FLAMES DUE TO THE IMPACT BUT THE LONE  TRUCK DRIVER JUMPED OFF  AND SUSTAINED FRACTURED LEG AND SERIOUS BURNS.

AFTER INSPECTING BOTH VEHICLES, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE TRUCK HAD AN IMPROVISED BIG TANK FULL OF PETROL AND YET IT’S DIESEL PROPELLED.

THE THREE BODIES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO KALOMO DISTRICT HOSPITAL MORTUARY WHILE THE TRUCK DRIVER HAS BEEN EVACUATED TO LIVINGSTONE.

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT ABOUT 0630HRS 5KM SOUTH OF KALOMO AND THE SAID VEHICLES WERE COMING FROM LIVINGSTONE

BONNY KAPESO

COMMISSIONER OF POLICE SOUTHERN PROVINCE.

3 Comments

  1. Daniel

    To bad what’s happening

    Reply
  2. Chillington

    Kindly let us know the occupants of the chaser car if you can

    Reply
    • Sr.Priscilla

      Today the church in deep sorrow, we are burying the 3 men namely Mr.Joseph Kasabiza, Mr. Nyambe, Mr.Duncan. They worked for Anderson Security Company.

      Reply

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