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4 Die in Nyimba Accident

A road traffic accident at Kasusu area of Nyimba District along Great East Road has claimed the lives of four women after the truck they were in overturned.

The deceased have been identified as Neria Mvula of Mpunga compound, Janet Mwale aged 32 of Tasala 9, Petauke, Stella Kabijani, 38 and another only identified as Stella of Tasala 19.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo stated that the driver and seven other passengers escaped unhurt while 11 people have sustained serious injuries and 16 minor injuries.

Details of the accident are that the driver was ascending a hill and in the process, the propeller shaft broke, causing the motor vehicle to roll backwards.

The driver in the process lost control of the Fuso truck registration number ALZ 6962 which later overturned.

The truck carrying 38 passengers and assorted goods.

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited in Nyimba district hospital mortuary while the seriously injured passengers are admitted at the same hospital.

6 Comments

  1. muntungwa

    Very sad indeed. What is happening? SO many accidents lately.

  2. Gangsta grabs

    Accidental drivers are like the corrupt PF government, they will always survive in stealing.

  3. aisha

    its 5 who have died now

  4. Ben

    Very sad

  5. puzzled

    what a sad development! R.I.P

  6. professor Clerk

    i suspect the truck was overloaded with goods and people resulting into the propeller shaft breaking when it was ascending the hill. Drivers please why do you prioritise money on the expense of the lives of your fellow humans?? Am sure you know that trucks and open van motor vehicles were not meant for carrying people but goods. Very SAD…

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